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Don’t forget the big stuff while you sweat the small stuff

Don’t forget the big stuff while you sweat the small stuff
As leaders, sometimes we can become so busy with our heads down, getting things done, that we can forget to look up and see how the world is changing around us.

In today’s volatile, uncertain, and ambiguous business environment, it’s important to use the leadership quality of vision, to gather information and make a critical assessment of whether we’re still heading in the right direction, so we can make adjustments if necessary and take advantages of opportunities in a more agile way.

 
 
 

Why we all need to start thinking, and acting, ‘like a boss’

Why we all need to start thinking, and acting, ‘like a boss’
I have a question for every professional reading this: Do you consider yourself a leader?

If your answer to that was “No”, it might be time to re-think how you approach your job and your career.

 
 
 

Leadership for a new era: the 5 elements you need to lead through changing times

Leadership for a new era: the 5 elements you need to lead through changing times
Does it sometimes feel to you like leadership strategies never survive beyond a year? It seems commonplace now that organisational strategies and their supporting leadership frameworks are no sooner decided and set than they are canned and replaced.

As the pace of change in today’s business landscape accelerates, this perpetual shifting of priorities and objectives can cause anxiety and disengagement among teams. And it’s up to leaders across the organisation to manage the fallout.

 
 
 

How to ensure your leaders are armed for change

How to ensure your leaders are armed for change
In a recent study of over 7,000 employers across APAC we found that the ability to manage and drive change was the number one competency lacking in workplaces today. While we were not surprised at the veracity of the finding, it is a concern given the pace of change currently going on.

Incredibly turbulent and characterised by short economic cycles, external market influences, interest rate unpredictability and shifting geopolitical patterns, our world is being reshaped and resized by the digital revolution. With the advent of new technologies and digital disruption has come a change in customer expectations and a paradigm shift in how businesses think and operate.

 
 
 

295 Days: How one leader inspired his team to achieve a 'miracle' in under a year

295 Days: How one leader inspired his team to achieve a 'miracle' in under a year
Nothing warms our hearts more than seeing the underdog triumph over adversity to rise to the top of their field. The recent upset win by Leicester City Football Club of the English Premier League is a story not only of great team work but of courageous and inspired leadership.

Leicester City recently stunned the world of football when, after being at the bottom of the table for much of last season and only just escaping relegation altogether, they became English Premier League champions for the first time in their history.

 
 
 

One little word that every aspiring leader should remember

One little word that every aspiring leader should remember
If you’re looking to jump-start your career, your new mantra should include this one little word. It’s one of the most valuable capabilities in the corporate world today, and also one of the most elusive.

That word is ‘action’. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But the skills it encompasses are both highly sought after and difficult to find.

 
 
 

Assessing for the best

Assessing for the best
Nothing is more important to an organisation’s long-term health and success than choosing the right people to lead it.

But without a reliable way to gauge leadership potential, too much is left to chance. Assessing for the leadership capabilities your organisation most needs – using methods that are proven to predict performance outcomes – takes away much of the uncertainty. But too often companies fall short on the follow-through.

 
 
 

4 keys to a great leadership strategy

4 keys to a great leadership strategy
When a business is developing its leadership strategy, the first thing it needs to look at is its organisational context. It is only by understanding where the organisation is going and then defining the specific capabilities its leaders need to possess to succeed in that environment, that a business can deliver on its overall business strategy and goals.

Recent Hudson research highlighted a sizeable disconnect across APAC: 90% of HR leaders said leadership was very important to businesses yet only 54% of organisations actually had their own clearly articulated leadership strategy. Even those with a strategy and development programs to build leadership capabilities often miss key details that impact the ultimate success of those programs.

 
 
 

Mindfulness is key to reflective leadership

Mindfulness is key to reflective leadership
There’s one practice that will add richness and depth to your work life, empower your team members and enhance your productivity and that of those around you. It can be developed and learned, and it’s cheap.

We’ve all heard of mindfulness and its benefits to health and wellbeing, but to me, mindfulness is most useful as a foundation for a truly productive habit that will be enormously beneficial to your career. I’m talking about embarking on the difficult but highly rewarding journey of creating the habit of reflection.

 
 
 

A new breed of leader

A new breed of leader
Changes in the business landscape over the last 15 years have redefined notions of what it takes to lead effectively and, more importantly, adaptively, when navigating unexpected developments.

But what are the traits of this new type of leader? This slideshow, Leadership In Uncertain Times, by Dr Crissa Sumner, Hudson Talent Management – Asia Pacific, explores the leadership qualities required to steer an organisation in an uncertain environment.

 
 
 
 
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