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Forging great leaders in time of crisis – by Alison Reid

GIBS (COACHING@GIBS) OPINION PIECE WORDS: 1500 (1516) BY: ALISON REID and the coaches & leadership faculty at GIBS HEAD: Forging great leaders in time of crisis INTRO: How many times today have you checked your WhatsApp, your Instagram or Facebook feed, perhaps Twitter or the local news for more information about Covid-19? Five? Ten? Twenty or more? This is a…...

10 Reasons Why Smart People Do Dumb Things

Steve Tobak gives 10 reasons why smart people do stupid things: They’re too close to the situation. Lack of objectivity or perspective is probably the most common reason, but not the only one, by any means. They’re in uncharted territory. People tend to forget that intelligence or experience doesn’t necessarily translate from one situation or company to the next. Past performance is …

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Why You Need to Surround Yourself with Like-Valued People

John C. Maxwell says no one climbs a mountain without preparation, hard work and a crystal-clear picture of what it’ll take to survive the trek and reach the top of the mountain. Having the right partners will help you gain momentum and realize your vision. The moment you partner with somebody, you can access new resources: the other person’s knowledge, experience, …

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How to Make “High-Quality Connections”

Jane Dutton, professor of business administration at the University of Michigan and author of the 2003 book, “Energize Your Workplace: How to Create and Sustain High-Quality Connections at Work”, says the key to building a healthy and energizing workplace is to create “high-quality connections.” According to Dutton, you can create high-quality connections in three ways: respectful engagement, task enabling, and …

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5 STEPS TO CREATE MEANING AND PURPOSE AT YOUR COMPANY

Pamela Hawley, CEO and Founder of UniversalGiving gives 5 steps to create meaning and purpose in your company. 1. Start with you Your company cannot have a core purpose if you don’t know your own. It’s that simple. Follow what your deepest inner voice tells you — not what society says. 2. Define the values and activities around your purpose What …

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