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Organisational culture: leadership styles

It is recognised that an effective culture can reduce risk and improve performance of an organisation, and that the success or failure of the culture is greatly influenced by its leaders. This guide, written by Jenny Jones, explores different leadership styles and the impact they can have on organisational culture.

Special report 67: Problem solving

This month’s special report focuses on solving problems of all shapes and sizes in the workplace. Whatever your position in the hierarchy, there are practical hints and tips included to make your day-to-day work easier and more efficient.

Courageous Leadership

Courage is one of the skills that great leaders are deemed to need and perhaps the most important. This report covers the key areas that leaders might want to focus on.

Leadership (Special report 39)

This special report on leadership has been compiled to point you in the right direction in your leadership search. The authors all firmly support the idea that, although some leaders may be born, many more are made, and the appropriate training and support forms a vital component in this development.

Webinars and recordings

How accountants can become digital leaders

In this thought-provoking presentation, Warren will demystify how your future online customer is “thinking” and why every founder, business owner, and entrepreneur can digitally transform their sales and marketing using a proven methodology as a digital leader and utilise disruptive technology effectively.


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Financial Times guide to management : how to be a manager who makes a difference and gets results.

A guide to becoming an effective manager, full of practical tips and advice on to the everyday challenges of: Managing yourself; Developing communication skills and emotional intelligence; Managing others; Setting strategic direction; Managing change; Managing money, resources and technology.

Effective people management

A short guide to team management and leadership.

Developing leadership talent

A book for human resource or organization development professionals responsible for designing leadership development and talent management.

Women in business: the changing face of leadership

Describes the process of increasing gender diversity in leadership positions.

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Industry press

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Women naturally better leaders in times of crisis and beyond

The article presents a report of Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Performance Accelerator (LEIPA), 360-feedback tool from LeaderShape Global, which reveals that women are better leaders than men in the times of crisis.

When women lead workplaces should listen

Article looks at leadership lessons learnt from women-only leadership programmes and speculates that the most valuable lesson is showing an organisation where to improve.

People-centered leadership

The article offers information on the importance of employee management for business development. Topics discussed include information on providing services for the career development of employees; discussions on the services for the benefits of employees; and the advice on caring the employee conduct of life.

A leadership growth journey

This article states that on the path to true leadership, a growth mind-set requires a focus more on the journey than the destination. Topics include research on the benefits of developing a growth mind-set, the importance of having passion and purpose, the dependence of continuous improvement on both the capacity and willingness to keep learning, and the need to value a team player who offers useful criticism since his or her feedback can potentially lead to better decisions and results.

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