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Are you crazy? Lets test and find out!

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Psychometric tests are often poorly understood by the people who are 'asked' or 'forced' to take them in a selection or development process.  Here are some facts to help you understand psychometric testing - and how to get the best out of them.

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3 team building secrets of high performing teams

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on Thursday, 01 March 2012
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Have you ever been a part of a ‘team’ that just didn’t perform? A team that had a ‘mindset’ problem, which lacked cohesiveness, creativity and collaboration?

 

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Top 5 paths to inspirational leadership

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on Tuesday, 21 February 2012
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 I heard a brilliant presentation by Paul Dunn, the CEO of B1G1 http://www.b1g1.com. It made me reflect on the things that make a leader ‘inspirational’.

                                   

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Return on Investment

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For an upcoming international training program, I am preparing a practical workshop on ROI (return on investment). In this workshop, business leaders from the Middle East, North Africa, the CIS countries, Turkey and some other markets will continue their journey through the funnel of ‘behavioural marketing’ training.

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Engagement pyramid of sustainable businesses

Posted by Phil Owens
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on Wednesday, 08 February 2012
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At a recent meeting with a group of CEOs and senior executives, there were many questions about 'staff engagement'.  How do leaders engage staff in a way that will bring results?  How do they keep great staff members?  How do they create a self leading business that continues to grow and build sustainable success?

I shared with them an idea I call the 'engagement pyramid'.  It looks something like this:

Staff join the business and engage with it for entirely personal reasons.  It may be positive motivators that make them perform and stay, it may be negative motivators, or a combination of both.  For whatever reason, staff will interact with the business which mirrors a pyramid. 

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Play it again, Sam!

Posted by Phil Owens
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on Tuesday, 07 February 2012
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Here is a precautionary tale of how not to treat your customers, along with some ‘suggestions’ of where some coaching interventions could make a difference.

This story is true, only the names have been changed to protect the innocent/ignorant.

Colin bought himself a near-new demonstrator car from a well-known local dealer. He dealt with Sam the salesman, and was really happy with the experience. Soon after the purchase, a strange noise emerged from the front of the car.

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Sustainable Business Cycles

Posted by Phil Owens
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on Thursday, 02 February 2012
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When I consider sustainability in business, I think of things more than just the ‘platitudes’ that are often seen in company reports, regarding ‘green initiatives’, recycling, or CSR.

I consider sustainability to be about self-propagating cycles, where what is taken out and put back into the cycle are in balance.  In environmental terms, this means that the resource is utilised at the same rate as the resource is also invested in or developed.

In business and leadership, the true test of sustainability is whether or not your organisation has a cycle where each of its key elements has a balance of inputs and outputs.  Where sustainability is created by balancing what is ‘harvested’ with what is put back in.  When this is done consciously, a ‘virtuous cycle’ leading to sustainable performance and results emerges.

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Where are leaders found?

Posted by Phil Owens
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on Wednesday, 21 December 2011
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It sounds like the start to a joke, but there are so many organisations looking for real ‘leaders’ that this is very pressing question.

Are leaders ‘made’?
Are leaders ‘born’?

My belief is that neither of these are true.  My belief is that leaders are unlocked from within.  We have within all of us a capacity to lead but we often do not allow ourselves to take advantage of this because of the cognitive processes and filters that we have adopted throughout our lives.

Consider any great leader.  They demonstrate may great properties, including compassion and empathy for others, ability to see what is really going on and to make tough decisions, have an unwavering belief in their purpose, a realistic optimism and a dedication to get things done.

All of us are capable of these things, are we not?  We may need to learn particular skills so we can lead in a particular environment or workplace, but essentially the ‘pillars of leadership’ can be seen in all of us – we just have to find the right way to unlock it from within.

Consider what stops people becoming great leaders:  lack of mission and purpose, greed and selfishness, fear, anger, anxiety, and other individual factors.

When I coach and work with top level leaders and talent, they all want to be great leaders.  They can all make significant steps forward in their leadership by understanding that the path to this leadership starts within.  Working on ourselves is the door that we must unlock to release our full leadership potential.

What is stopping you becoming a truly great leader? 
What could you try to do more or less of right now to become even better?

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