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Zenger & Folkman’s Leadership Tent – Leading Change

By |2020-04-22T10:51:59+10:00June 29th, 2015|Leadership development|

Over our last five blog posts, we have been exploring the concept of the Leadership tent, as introduced by Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman in their book “The Extraordinary Leader”. The tent represents the 5 key areas of effective leadership – Character, Personal Capabilities, Focus on Results, Interpersonal Skills and Leading Change. Today we will [...]

Zenger & Folkman’s Leadership Tent – Interpersonal Skills

By |2020-04-22T10:51:59+10:00May 29th, 2015|Leadership development|

The fourth tent pole of the Leadership tent puts into one cluster the interpersonal or ‘people skills’ of the leader. Interpersonal skills include: communicating powerfully and prolifically, inspiring others, building positive relationships, developing others, and being open to new ideas. Along with Character, this pole is thought to support the most canvas on the tent. [...]

Zenger & Folkman’s Leadership Tent

By |2020-04-22T10:52:15+10:00January 29th, 2015|Leadership development|

In their book “The Extraordinary Leader”, Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman look at research on leadership skills. They demonstrate that not only can leadership be developed, but that essential leadership skills are relatively few in number. They found that very few leaders possess the entire essential skill set, nor do they possess similar patterns of [...]

Become an assertive leader

By |2020-04-22T10:52:16+10:00October 3rd, 2014|Leadership development|

As a leader, part of your role is to inspire confidence in and commitment from the members of your team. To be able to do this effectively, you need to be able to express your thoughts, opinions, and attitudes in a forthright way. Being able to do so – being assertive - is about achieving [...]

Keys to Managing Change in the workplace

By |2020-04-22T10:52:16+10:00September 4th, 2014|Methodologies|

It is hard to deny that one of the greatest challenges facing organisations today is change – but it is also one of the greatest opportunity areas to create better value for your clients and remain relevant in a fast-moving market. Organisations and their leaders must therefore understand how to lead the business and engage [...]

4 ways to make your message an unforgettable one

By |2020-04-22T10:52:16+10:00August 11th, 2014|Communication|

As a leader, your communication skills are one of the most important tools you have for creating a productive workplace. But are your messages memorable, or are they being forgotten? Communicating effectively means that your message will be remembered long after it has been sent out into the world. If you are able to communicate [...]