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By The Numbers

Workplace Survey, Findings

1.Workers are struggling to work effectively. 

When focus is compromised in pursuit of Collaboration, neither works well.

2. Effective workplaces balance focus and collaboration. 

Workplaces designed to enable collaboration without sacrificing employees’ ability to focus are more successful.

3. Choice drives performance and innovation. 

Employers who provide a spectrum of choices for when and where to work are seen as more innovative and have higher-performing employees.

 

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HOW TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP CAN CREATE VALUE AND POSITIVE CHANGE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION

 

Transformational LeadershipA transformational leader not only challenged his people to grow professionally, but also personally — emotionally and intellectually. Working for a transformational leader can be a wonderful and uplifting experience.

 

The traditional or transactional leader says "I'm the leader — you're the follower; I have something you need (money) and you have something I need (labour). So let's make an exchange." Transformational leaders understand that there is something bigger at stake. They not only challenged his people to grow professionally, but also personally — emotionally and intellectually.

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 November 2012 14:33
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LEADING BY IMITATION

LeadingImitation is catching on these days. A new research shows that leading banks, by copying techniques from the manufacturing sector, are simultaneously cutting costs and boosting growth. Executives from car dealerships are attending classes on customer service given by up-market hotel chains. Hospitals are learning lessons in safety and efficiency from airlines and the US Navy. Shipping lines are looking to aircraft-engine makers for better propulsion technology. And several blue-chip companies —including Bayer, BP, IBM and General Electric Company—  have recently teamed up in a consortium called the Global Leadership and Technology Exchange to formally share best practices. Their rationale? Big, foundation technologies such as fuel cells can benefit them all—and research is not getting any cheaper.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 September 2013 17:49
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HOW TO FOSTER AN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE LEADERSHIP

LeadershipAccording to Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence,” the difference between a “good” leader and an “excellent” leader is 85-95% attributable to emotional intelligence. If so, what would happen if you established a workplace culture of emotional intelligence?


Recent studies indicate that emotional intelligence influences behaviour in a wide range of domains including school, community, and the workplace. At the individual level, it has been said to relate to academic achievement, work performance, our ability to communicate effectively, solve everyday problems, build meaningful interpersonal relationships, and even our ability to make moral decisions.

 

Given that emotional intelligence has the potential to increase our understanding of how individuals behave and adapt to their social environment, it is an important topic for developing high-quality organizations.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 November 2012 14:33
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