Leadership styles: Four common types in business

Did you know there are four types of leadership styles? Often, a leader doesn’t just adopt one of these styles, but all four are present in their methods of management. And, did you know that their style changes based on a number of factors? That’s right; leaders are a little more calculated than one might […]

Do you have these important leadership qualities?

Perhaps you’re interested in pursuing a career in leadership, or maybe you haven’t yet given it a thought. Either way, establishing whether or not you possess these critical leadership qualities may just validate your decision to enter into the field. It may only just spark a light bulb moment that a career in leadership may, […]

4 unlikely skills that can drive your team to victory

We can go on and on about the many technical and conceptual skills every great manager needs. Skills such as: communication, organisation, analytical and logical skills, basic financial skills … the list goes on. However, there are a few unlikely skills every manager should develop to drive their team to victory – skills you may […]

Leadership essentials

Do you believe you have what it takes to be a great leader? Do you recognise leadership characteristics within yourself?Most leaders are born with leadership qualities; but even so, these qualities need to be nurtured and refined in order to be executed and used to their full potential. While one can learn many effective leadership […]

Leading with heart

A leader has many tools at his or her arsenal, but the greatest tool a leader possesses is their voice. Your voice has the ability promote a vision, and change the way people think and feel and act, a real difference maker. If you lead with your heart, you can can change your audiences perspective. […]

Meet Dr Charl Coetzer

How is a leadership role different in start-ups vs well-established companies? In well-established companies, leadership seems to be more focused and organised. The leadership role in such organisations is often focused on setting a new compelling vision, mission, and strategy, suited for the current and future predicted context and embedding that vision and strategy in […]

How your body language may shape who you are

Social Psychologist, Amy Cuddy, shares her studies on the effects of non-verbal behaviour (body language signs) and snap judgments in varied environments, from the classroom to the boardroom. Her research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions and perhaps even our own body chemistry simply by adjusting body positions. Body language […]