Managing Workplace Conflict for Employee Engagement: 5 Tips

Workplace conflict is a natural part of our working experience and something that we can’t really avoid. It crops up in so many forms and varying intensity. Workplace conflict is also a key factor in employee engagement. Or, more accurately, how it is managed is...

5 Pillars of Engaging Leadership

In the workplace, we always hear about great leaders and the great skills they have.  We hear about how they adapt their style and how they share information with their team.  So much is written about how they are passionate and confident.  But do these skills make...

Leadership Culture: Is It Motivating or Demotivating Your Employees?

While discussing leadership culture during a recent training session, a participant asked me who needed to adapt: the manager to the team or vice versa?  Answering this, I spoke about the need for both parties to adapt to each other, as will team members to each...

Engaging Leadership Series: Leadership is Always Personal

It was a pleasant feeling coming across this phrase, ‘leadership is always personal’, in my reading this week.  Like many of you reading this, I have always believed this and hold it as an important value. Reading it brought me back to a time when I was working...

Motivating Your Team: 7 Things Engaging Leaders Do

Motivating your team is a crucial skill for any leader at any level.  It depends on your ability to get on with other people, build relationships, develop others and, quite often, to see the best in people.  It is based on your ability to see the reward needed for the...