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New Thinking, New Behaviors

 16 May 2017
Is Leadership keeping up? Given the gravity of the role that leaders play in today’s complex, highly volatile, uncertain and competitive business environment, this question needs to be asked: Do we have the leaders we need to keep up with the speed of business? Many organizations are missing the opportunity to use their most critical asset, leaders...

Shiftability™ and Creating Connection

 05 May 2017
By Hendre CoetzeeExecutive Coach and Author of Shiftability: Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage in SellingShiftability™ is the art of being flexible in how you engage in order to establish connectionEver notice that there are some people that you connect with instantly and with others it requires more time and effort? Creating connec...

40 to 60 per cent of all jobs will be completed by machines in 2030

 03 Apr 2017
By Gerd Leonhard, Futurist and Author of Technology vs HumanityKeynote Speaker of "Exponential Thinking + Leadership in the Future" Leaderships Seminars 2017 by SARGIA PartnersThrough emerging technologies such as cloud computing and "the Internet of Things", in the next five years 75 per cent of "the whole world" will be connected. There are ...

Exponential Humanity

 28 Mar 2017
By Gerd Leonhard, Futurist and Author of Technology vs HumanityKeynote Speaker of "Exponential Thinking + Leadership in the Future" Leaderships Seminars 2017 by SARGIA PartnersAs much as machinery can mimic the human brain, and indeed outpace it in certain respects in the next few years, no amount of mechanical apparatus can have an original t...

How can Brain Science help you in the workplace?

 07 Feb 2017
At corporations, human behavior is based on how the brain works. Understanding the conscious and unconscious underpinnings of this behavior helps us to make organized interventions because it enhances our understanding of why we do what we do.Brain science can help you figure out when unconscious fear is affecting your performance and what to do a...

Why Do Visions Die?

 17 Jan 2017
IN THE PAST, visioning has often suffered from a black eye in the business world. (Remember George H. W. Bush’s comment about the “vision thing”?) It is frequently viewed as faddish or too “touchy-feely.” Most businesses prefer to analyze hard data rather than dealing with amorphous ideas and feelings, and without the essential facilitative skill...

How Much Anxiety Is Too Much?

 10 Dec 2016
There is a law known as the Yerkes-Dodson law. This law teaches us that many psychological phenomena affect how we perform in a U-shaped manner. Anxiety is no exception. At first, the more anxiety you have, the better it is for you. But at the top of the curve, the effect starts to reverse. Your performance starts to drop when anxiety is too much. ...

The Megashifts Reshaping Our World

 08 Nov 2016
By Gerd Leonhard,  Futurist and Author of Technology vs Humanity Exploring a a key theme in Technology vs Humanity And you thought Digital Transformation was the only new kid on the block? Science fiction is increasingly becoming science fact and exponential technological change is rapidly chan...

Fear of Change: Insights from Neuroscience

 01 Nov 2016
Urgency of Change John Kotter’s first step of leading change is to create a sense of urgency. That means to create a meaningful reason for people to invest time and effort to change. Nowadays we don’t really need to create that urgency – the fast pacing and ever-changing environment creates it by itself. So, th...

Taking Transformational Leadership to New Levels of Effectiveness

 11 Oct 2016
The pace of change is accelerating. Every company’s business environment is becoming more complex and interconnected. These powerful conditions require leaders and organizations who can exercise new levels of “agility”. But what, exactly, is leadership agility? How do you assess it, and how can you put your leaders on the path to the kind of agilit...

The Power of Leadership Alignment

 04 Oct 2016
As the business world is rapidly changing, in methods, needs, technology, and distance, it becomes very difficult to predict the future. Companies must work on their adaptability in order to survive by enabling their people to respond to the new circumstances. Developing their Collaborative Intelligence would lead directly to that capa...

The Core of all Creative Activity is Mindfulness

 03 Oct 2016
TRUST. CONNECTING THE DOTS. These two concepts reflect the relationship between mindfulness and creativity. It’s difficult to be creative when we fear uncertainty. Mindfulness helps us become more comfortable with the unknown, and gives us the space to observe our thoughts and the world around us, open...

Understanding and Developing the Behaviors of Team Success

 30 Sep 2016
-by Marcia Hughes and James Bradford Terrell, Authors of the Emotionally Intelligent Team When your team collaborates, you take time to explore alternative answers and find a solution that integrates the wisdom of the team. As you see from the diagram, the Collaborative Growth Team Model has three circles that reflect team behavio...

No Quality or Characteristic is more important for Teamwork than Trust

 28 Sep 2016
By Patrick LencioniAuthor of the New York Best-Seller: The Five Dysfunctions of a team" Unfortunately, there is probably no quality or characteristic that is as rare as trust, either. But I suppose that’s good news for your team, because if you can be the first on your block to build trus...

Why Everyone needs a Coach?

 02 Sep 2016
Rapid change in the global business environment is accelerating the use of coaching, according to a report in Harvard Management Update. Traditional leadership approaches, analysts say, can’t cope with today’s faster paced business processes and transformations. Modern leaders are challenged with complex stakehold...

The power of visualization

 11 Aug 2016
“As long as the mind can imagine it, it can be done.” This quote has a great deal of truth in it. The mind has powers beyond what was conceived as believable. THE USE of visualization is one of the most effective ways to accelerate the achievement of a goal, but it is probably the most under-util...

Having vision like Steve Jobs

 19 Jul 2016
Here are 7 ways that having vision like Steve Jobs can help us lead our teams and ourselves. 1. LEADERSHIP When Jobs set out to make the productshe would eventually create, he couldnot do it on is own. He needed his team. Jobs’ vision for the these pro...