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Why leaders need to be able to influence others effectively

The ability to influence others may be the most critical skill leaders need to develop to ensure their business competes successfully in a highly competitive global economy. Companies must be agile enough to respond rapidly to changes in their marketplace, if they are to survive and thrive.

Leaders must understand that the ability to influence others is no longer about just winning employees over to their ideas or way of doing things – that’s just a subtle form of command and control management which is outdated and rarely proves successful in the long-term. Being able to truly influence others […]

3 Steps to Be More Productive and Successful

Most of us are time poor. The fundamental difference that I see between people who are successful and those who are not, is that successful people decide on a plan and then execute it ruthlessly.

Managing our time well will become a critical skill we develop if we follow 3 simple steps every day. This discipline needs to be an ongoing process (a ritual) we follow no matter what to keep us focused on our priorities throughout the day.

Here are the 3 steps that you can take to ensure you have a productive and successful day.

STEP […]

10 Ways to Make a Good Presentation Even More Effective

Presenting well and getting your message across to a diverse audience is an essential skill that any leader or aspiring leader must master if they are to succeed in business today. With so much information being delivered through so many different mediums, you have limited time to win peoples’ attention and influence them. This article draws on published advice from expert presenters around the world, which will help to take your presentations from merely ‘good’ to ‘great’. Whether you are an experienced presenter, or just starting out, there should be ideas here to help ensure your presentation has […]