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Unhappy team
New for 2018
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In our consulting work, we are constantly asked for advice on working in teams and addressing team dysfunction. In early 2018 we will be conducting two new workshops: Working Successfully in Teams and Addressing Dysfunctional Behaviour in Teams Designed for team leaders and managers, these workshops will provide practical wisdom and techniques for getting the…

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Looming Leadership Gap
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There are about four million Baby Boomers retiring every year, adding up to a growing talent gap at the leadership level. Research conducted in 2016 showed that 71% of CEOs said that they do not have the leaders they need for the future.

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3 ways to dramatically improve your organization
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Changing Organizations Organizations that are sustainably successful do things differently to others. Their people produce more, stay longer and encourage others to join them. According to Spreitzer and Porath (2012) there are two factors that successful employees have: vitality and learning. Our own research has identified three key components that will engender vitality and learning.

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Can you meet the needs of emerging leaders?
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In 2013, Management Research Group (MRG) completed a large scale global study addressing the question of ‘What makes for a great leader?’ Their research showed that great leaders are both goal oriented and people oriented. However, in a sample of 60,000 managers, only 0.77% were perceived as having both goal and social focus (Kabacoff, 2014).

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Transitioning to Leadership
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At Practice Five we believe that the first few months in a leadership role can be extremely challenging. That is why we have created a comprehensive online learning program that can be easily distributed to employees as they transition to leadership. Here is a link to a recent article from the Chief Learning Officer magazine…

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Cooperation is at the heart of organisational success
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Human beings are able to cooperate on a scale not often replicated in the rest of the animal kingdom. We excel in large social networks beyond that of many other species (Dunbar, 2014). Our ability to understand others is highly tuned and allows for levels of cooperation and collaboration that can achieve great things. However…

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