The cost of the stories you buy

Have you ever had a colleague or employee try to explain why they didn’t meet your expectations with a task? Perhaps they told you they didn’t have the resources, they didn’t have enough time, or something else got in the way. When you believe someone…

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What we really do at Integrity and Values

To this day, the team at Integrity and Values has worked with over 10,000 individuals to improve their leadership behaviour and create plans for lasting improvements. So what is it that we actually do at Integrity and Values for our clients and what makes our…

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What stories do you hear?

Who doesn’t love a good story? Story telling can in fact be a great strategic business tool, used to teach, inspire, build trust, and also of course, sell.  They can change the way we feel, how we act, and what we think. And of course,…

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Do first impressions count?

How often has your first impression of someone left you thinking they are a positive and hardworking individual, or perhaps left you concerned about their work ethic and level of professionalism? It is undeniable that first impressions do count when first meeting someone, as it…

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Is a focus on profit driving business down?

As a business leader, you will know that your profit is of the utmost importance as it allows you to continue to grow and develop towards your ultimate goal. However, without your colleagues, there would be no profit to be made, and in turn, your…

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Stop lying to yourself and others

If you are thinking you don’t lie to yourself, or anyone else for that matter, think again. It is not uncommon in our daily lives that we may tell a ‘white’ lie to keep ourselves or someone else happy, without realising we are actually lying…

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How to be an empathetic leader

Running a successful business requires you to be a strong and empathetic leader. It is a widely known fact that we are unable to truly understand how our colleagues are feeling, as we cannot put ourselves in their shoes. We must therefore make the internal…

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How to ensure hiring is never a gamble

As a leader, you will be familiar with the ins and outs of the hiring process and the gamble you regularly take in hiring a new team member. Too often have we seen the hiring process become a blind game of poking the stick in…

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