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Food for Thought | A legendary coach shared his best piece of advice. You can follow it in minutes

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On May 22, 2018

Don Yaeger has received his fair share of inspirational advice. As someone who has spent his career studying high performers, first as a sports journalist and then as the author of numerous celebrity biographies, he has had firsthand insight into the lives of some of the world’s greatest professionals and what makes them so successful. But of all the tips...

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Food for Thought | Time to grow up …. we all need PIPs

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On May 22, 2018

After fiddling around with my work-frame concept last weekend I’ve thought a bit more about my own performance improvement…. by which I mean how I get better at what I do. I want to get better not because I don’t think I’m good enough (although I did for many years) but because I’m alive, growing and developing in so many...

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Leaders Toolbox | Turning Stress into an Asset

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On May 22, 2018

You constantly hear how bad stress is for you: it’s damaging your health, jeopardizing your relationships, and hurting your performance. While these risks are real, recent research is showing that work strain, when managed correctly, can actually have a positive impact on productivity and performance. So how can you take the stress you thought was killing you and make it...

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Leaders Toolbox | 8 Essential Tips to Resolve Conflict in the Workplace

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On May 22, 2018

The loss of a staff member can have serious implications for a business. In fact, research suggests it can cost a business as much as £30k per employee due to a decrease in output, additional training, and resourcing. Conflicts with managers or co-workers often top the list of reasons why staff may leave a job. To help you navigate the...

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Don’t forget the donut!

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On May 10, 2018

Don’t forget the Donut!   This video is from our recent breakfast event where Dr Michelle Dickinson shared a story to illustrate that it’s not all about achieving the goal. We need to remember that it is the mix of individuals within our teams that makes our businesses unique. Futurism – Don’t Forget The Donut! from The Learning Wave on...

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Food for Thought | If You Aspire to Be a Great Leader, Be Present

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On April 25, 2018

Some years ago, we worked with a director of a multinational pharma company who’d been receiving poor grades for engagement and leadership effectiveness. Although he tried to change, nothing seemed to work. As his frustration grew, he started tracking the time he spent with each of his direct reports — and every time he received bad feedback, he pulled out...

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Leaders Toolbox | How Listening Makes You a Better Leader

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On April 25, 2018

David Bowie by Gareth Evans The word LISTEN contains the same letters as the word SILENT. ~ Alfred Brendel Pisssst. Listen up! Good leaders are good listeners. They know they can shape organizational culture simply by listening. They know that listening to and respecting others builds working relationships and that relationships make things work. In short, they know that listening...

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