Leadership

Cut to the Chase: Feedback, conflict and the cost of conversations we avoid

In our recent Integrity and Values Boardroom Breakfast, we began the conversation on Feedback. In this article – and a few to follow – I’ll share some practical kitchen tools and techniques to master the art of giving effective feedback and cutting to the chase….

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The nitty gritty of Integrity

Here’s a curly question for you:  If you’re really honest with yourself – how much integrity do you really have? Every moment I am challenged by how much integrity we do or don’t have.  And – no offence – I consider we don’t have any. So,…

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Thinking slow and acting with purpose

When was the last time you made a really good decision in business and in life? Think about it. What was the decision? Where were you when you made that decision? And, what were you doing? Chances are, you made that decision at a time…

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Ask not of others – demanding of others what you demand of yourself

Responsibility comes from two words, ‘response’ and ‘ability’ and is, in a literal sense, your ability to respond. Think about what happens if you are unable to respond to a need – a need in yourself or a need in others. It makes you feel…

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In BED with accountability

In BED with accountability – how being above the line makes you happier and more effective   I had to tell one of my colleagues to get out of BED the other day. When you finish reading you’ll probably realise that some of your people…

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Design for success – structures for accountability

Do you ever feel like work is a battle of wills – with your will pitched against everyone else’s? Do you have to be constantly vigilant, just to maintain the same standards? Would you prefer to be putting that energy into improving standards, rather than…

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Make Them or Break Them – What Rules do for Accountability

A good rule is a beautiful thing. I love rules because they define the systems in our business. By defining the boundaries of what we can and can’t do, the rules give us the freedom to everything else, and anything else, within those boundaries And…

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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 15,000 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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Sympathy vs. Empathy

Sympathy vs. Empathy Ever wondered why you’re just not getting through to people? Whether it’s at work or in your personal life, you might be finding it hard to get results from others, find that people keep coming back to you with the same issues,…

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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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