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From Management to Leadership

Chances are, if you’ve spent any time at all engaging with the corporate world, you’ve got the word management bursting out of your ears. At some point in our adult lives, we’ve all had to deal with some kind of manager. You may even be one yourself. Within this world we know to be normal, everything is managed. It is ... Read More »

Building Trust

Why is Trust an issue? GfK, (Growth from Knowledge) the global market research company, (and preferred partners of Allied Consultants) recently conducted a “Mirror Mirror” Fairness Index survey for Good Corporation, a UK organisation that assesses companies and organisations for best business practice. The survey asked employees how their employers treated them, customers, suppliers and the community. It revealed that ... Read More »

Dare to be slow

“Hurry sickness” is dangerous. Do you feel like a laboratory mouse running inside a wheel, getting nowhere? In today’s around-the-clock world, many people feel that they cannot get ahead, no matter how hard and fast they work. So what’s the best way to break out of the wheel? Slow down. That sounds counterintuitive, but if trying to keep up puts ... Read More »

Innovating Leadership – a long-term solution to short-term crises

Lorenzo Mule Stagno

Innovating Leadership revolves around two concepts with the consequences and ramifications of acting and reacting within the scenarios associated with these concepts. The first one is “Change happens” while the second one claims “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. The inevitability of change Change, it seems, is inevitable. Organisations that do not react to the change that surrounds them, ... Read More »

Involvement of people in Quality Management

People are always the toughest resource to manage and control.  Their involvement is vital for delivering products and services to customer satisfaction, therefore key to the implementation of a quality management system. Human factors influence the design of a quality management system, creating value for the organization and helping to achieve its business objectives. Process and technology are generally well ... Read More »

Communicate Assertively!

People have written tons of articles about what makes a great leader. Some conclusions centre around his or her intelligence, charisma, or personal drive. But this might not be enough! One might ask, “What’s holding this person back from being a great leader?” The answer that could come up is assertiveness. Some executives might be too overbearing and others not ... Read More »

Achieving Success Through Self Motivation

Self-motivation plays a critical role in making things happen through the development of one’s own internal locus on control. It is said that all motivation is self-motivation. Joseph T. Straub defines self-motivation as the “innate capability to summon without outside influence the willpower to tackle assignments and do them to the best of your ability”. Indeed your family, your boss, ... Read More »

The Online Facilitator

Lorenzo Mule Stagno

A critical evaluation of the facilitator in an e-learning environment  Part of the difficulty in establishing this arises from the inadequacy of the traditional sage-on-the-stage paradigm mostly used in face-to-face (F2F) interactions in educational institutions when transposing them to the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Such a paradigm shift could be hindered through the expected resistance by stakeholders encountered in any ... Read More »

The Performance Procedure for an Underperformer!

Building Broad Support: Consensus and buy-in The challenge for managers is what to do with under performers. Even seasoned managers can cringe at that thought of confronting their loyal staff with bad news. It can be so anxiety provoking that they procrastinate, deny, turn a blind eye, excuse, give in or give up. Unfortunately, poor performance doesn’t heal itself. Peak ... Read More »

Great Impressions

For me it’s always about first impressions. I trust my instincts. I love to prepare if it’s something that requires training. But I don’t like to prepare the psychology too much. I enjoy the psychology of the character but I work better from a first impression.  Billy Zane Our entire lives we leave impressions, sometimes good, sometimes great… sometimes not ... Read More »