10 May 2010

Essentials For Building a High Performance Team By Dennis Sommer Teams represent a very powerful mechanism for getting significant results in organizations today. Much has been learned about the development and implementation of teams over the past few years. We have seen what works, what doesn’t and the best approach for developing and nurturing teams. A new class of teams are evolvi...

10 May 2010

Have a Passion for What You Do By Shawn Doyle “I am a firm believer in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy” -Jack Nicklaus, Pro Golfer How is passion defined? Webster’s defines passion as: “Pervading spirit, ruling passion, master passion, fullness of heart, flow of soul.”?Why is it important to feel passion for what you are doing, both professionally...

10 May 2010

Stay Motivated: Keep Growing and Achieving By Shawn Doyle Have you or a friend ever been in a rut? You probably have known someone who was in a rut, living a life of routine, monotony and dullness, maybe even depressed. Do you have a friend or know someone who is excited? Upbeat? Energetic? What is the difference between the two? I believe the difference between the first person and ...

10 May 2010

Know Your Values By Christine Compton “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.” Ayn Rand Have you ever consciously looked at your values and worked out what is important to you? More often than not we go through life without recognising what it is that drives us, what we're truly searching for. The following exercise is designed to...

10 May 2010

8 Ways To Motivate & Improve Staff Performance By Kennette Reed A stronger economy means more opportunities for you, and your staff. How do you keep them from looking for greener grass? Provide staff assistance, opportunities for enrichment, and an environment that increases enthusiasm. The processes of involvement, observation, interaction, and feedback buildthe foundation necessa...

07 Apr 2009

Kameleons - Developing Leaders is now a licensee of this brilliant profiling tool. Integrity is a key component to the leadership courses that are taught at Kameleons - Developing Leaders. The Integrity and Values Profiling System is the result of extensive research into leadership and integrity in Australia. "There are so many profiling tools to choose from - LSI, MBTI, Belbin etc. I ha...

11 Apr 2008

"There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave.  The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave." Dale Carnegie   Consider the following questions: 1. Do you get nervous at the thought of presenting in public? 2. Have you ever been tongue-tied when pitching your ideas? 3. Are you unsure of how to structure a good presentation? 4....

11 Apr 2008

“If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.” Mary Engelbreit In the fast-paced world of technology in which we live, change is common place. With all of the change that takes place in our daily lives, we could assume that everyone adapts to change readily and easily. Anyone who has been involved in a change process knows differen...

11 Apr 2008

“You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.”  Bob Nelson Coaching staff has become one of the most critical elements of competence of any leader / manager. Without committed coaches that recognize and develop people to their full potential in others, businesses will not achieve their  visions and. The ‘Coaching for ...

07 Apr 2008

'Good plans shape good decisions. That's why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true.' Lester R. Bittel In recent years, it has become apparent that the ability for managers and leaders to make tough decisions is waning. Decisions based on logical assumptions using the best information available is a skill that all managers should master. This course challenges leaders an...