Inside The Course: Yvette Janse Van Rensburg on Managing People for the First Time

This is the first time I’ve been given the opportunity to manage people… I came to see if there’s anything I can pass on to our leaders that have been doing this a really long time” After participating in our … Continue reading Inside The Course: Yvette Janse Van Rensburg on Managing People for the First Time

Leadership Development Is Coming Up Short – Here’s Why

Despite our best efforts, we can’t expect more than 1-in-3 learners to apply the new behaviors they’ve learned for more than a year1. And while one out of three is better than none out of three, the lack of success creates a huge opportunity cost for those who don’t change. Continue reading Leadership Development Is Coming Up Short – Here’s Why

Inside The Course: Sian Lloyd Jones on Breaking Patterns & First-Line Essentials

Naturally it’s very easy to fall into routines and patterns and being able to spend the time here and have Lynn speak with us about how to come out of those patterns, regenerate new ideas, and how to push on … Continue reading Inside The Course: Sian Lloyd Jones on Breaking Patterns & First-Line Essentials

Where Leadership Development & Chemistry 101 Meet

If we see learning as a one-time cram-session, then we are all living in the zombie apocalypse of my Organic Chemistry 101 class. With this mindset, yes: the classroom learning will do nothing to help sales or your emails (or in my case, my knowledge of chemistry). But truly learning and sustaining a behavior is the key to unlocking new skills and potentials that in turn teach you how to manage an overflowing inbox or reach sales goals more effectively. Continue reading Where Leadership Development & Chemistry 101 Meet

#TrueOrFalse: Ego Depletion

Ego Depletion refers to the idea that our willpower is a finite resource that can be depleted over a period of time. Popularized by Roy Baumeister, this depletion happens when we utilize any available willpower on one task resulting in the inability to implement the same level of self-control, or good decision-making, on other upcoming, unrelated tasks. Continue reading #TrueOrFalse: Ego Depletion

5 Tips for Great Project Management

Project management goes way beyond delivering specific tasks and it requires team collaboration and being able to form and grow strong client relationships. Your key stakeholders play a key role in helping you to stay focused on the right priorities and to get things done – so managing these relationships effectively creates increased clarity and focus. Continue reading 5 Tips for Great Project Management

#TrueOrFalse: The Three V’s of Communication

Also referred to as the “7-38-55 rule”, coaches and trainers quote the research conducted by Albert Mehrabian PhD that postulates that communications consists of 7% verbal, 38% vocal (inflection, tone, etc), and 55% visual (body language) content. It is hypothesized that when there is a disparity between something that is said, and how we say it, people generally take the vocal and visual components of our communication as the bulk of the information. Continue reading #TrueOrFalse: The Three V’s of Communication