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How to manage employee retention Lessons from Marsh and Partners

How to manage employee retention: Lessons from Marsh & Partners

More than 75% of the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies were promoted from inside of the organisation. Whether they were promoted on the basis of a family dynasty, …


Emotional intelligence and its role in strategic planning

Strategic planning is planning to succeed. If you want to make success a reality for your business, it’s all down to how you implement the strategic initiatives. The …


10 tips on goal setting to make you a better leader

10 tips on goal setting to make you a better leader

We recently interviewed some of our business mentors and coaches for their best approach to goal setting, staying motivated and striking the right balance between your personal and …


Adding the why back into goal setting

Adding the why back into goal setting

When it comes to goal setting, people are more likely to have business goals rather than personal ones. My approach is to ensure leaders are able to recognise …


5 steps to become a more effective leader

5 steps to become a more effective leader

Leadership is no longer granted in a job title or organisational structure.  Effective leadership echoes in every interaction from your words, actions and even mannerisms. Infact, the opinions …


Coming up to the next fork in your career road

There you were – engaged, challenged and fulfilled in your work that made the most of your innate talents and spoke to your passions and beliefs. You might …


Leadership is risky - Are you for it or against it?

Leadership is risky – Are you for it or against it?

Leadership fundamentally involves three main elements: people, change and risk, as well as the preparedness to fail whilst trying for greatness. However, of all the changes currently affecting …


Should accountability be at the heart of your coaching and mentoring processes

Should accountability be at the heart of your coaching and mentoring processes?

  American mythologist Joseph Campbell’s studies into human myths and legends led him to identify a common pattern in global narratives relating to mentorship. In his book ‘The …


How to prepare for the shift from being an employee to becoming a leader

How to prepare for the shift from being an employee to becoming a leader

As the saying goes, leaders are made, not born, meaning there’s the opportunity for almost anyone to work their way through an organisation and make the transition from …


Top 5 strategies for career success this year

Top 5 strategies for career success this year

By TEC Member Anne Moore, CEO at PlanDo There’s a brand new year upon us and like all fresh beginnings, it’s a time full of promise and opportunity. …


Why mentoring is better than business coaching for CEOs

Why mentoring is better than business coaching for CEOs?

It is fair to say that no leader, however successful, is perfect at what they do. In the business world, these small attributes can make a huge difference …


Why mentoring is a business issue

Why mentoring is a business issue

Every leader will know how important their own skill set is in helping the business grow. Ultimately, a leader needs to have the knowledge, insights and critical thinking …


Top 5 leadership books for CEOs

Top 5 leadership books for CEOs

Professional development is an important part of being a top leader. You could be a long-serving CEO, but the value of honing leadership techniques cannot be undermined. One …


Why is mentoring so important for leadership development

Why is mentoring so important for leadership development?

Becoming a great leader doesn’t happen overnight – it takes years of experience, trial and error and personal introspection to become a leader that inspires staff and gets …