Leadership and the importance of Networking

Networking… A word we hear a lot nowadays… We all have heard the expression ‘It’s not what you know but who you know’.  And in a sense it is true!   Networking is a very important part of leadership. And this is also an area where women are usually less strong (I know, I’ve been […]

How leaders deal with conflicts

As a leader, you will sometimes face challenges, conflicts or difficult situations with either your team members, senior leaders, peers, suppliers, customers etc.   A conflict often arises when your values, ideas, opinions and/or actions are not aligned with those of your counterpart OR when there is miscommunication between different parties.   There are 5 […]

Leadership and time management

Time management is something we all struggle with.   When you’re in a leadership position, time management is very important. Nothing can substitute time. And the worst part is that once you’ve wasted that time, you can never regain it.    Leaders know that. Effective leaders use their time management skills to ensure that they […]

To be a great leader you need to be a great communicator

Whether you are leading a team, a big organization or a company, you need to be an effective communicator, as otherwise your message will be lost.   To do so, you need to communicate clearly and in a confident tone: if you are unsure, or hesitate, if you keep saying things like ‘well, you know’, […]

Leaders are confident

In my previous 2 posts, I shared a few characteristics of great leaders.   One other important thing they all have in common is confidence.   To be a great leader you need to be confident in your actions AND in your message.  What do leaders do? Well…   Great leaders lead by example. They […]

Most important characteristic of great leaders

My previous post on Leadership as part of the #10Tips10Days challenge went over some of the characteristics of great leaders ( One thing I did not mention, and to me the most important characteristic for leaders, is emotional intelligence (#Tip2) Watch my video to find out about what emotional intelligent leaders do! 😉 👉 Contact […]

How an escalation can be something positive

I was in an all day performance review meeting when I got an escalation. My boss had received an email requiring my immediate attention. My training and evaluation specialist had been working on a new test for new hires (NH). We had started to pilot it in the UK. What happened exactly? The test results […]

Good leaders have regular meetings

Managing a team is definitely not easy. It’s even more challenging when you have an international / virtual team. If you want your employees to work as a real team and achieve your organization’s goals, it is very important to ensure you have regular meetings with all your team members. Your team members may be located […]

Leadership Brand: How to build one

  We all have heard about a ‘leadership brand’. But what is it exactly?According to Norm Smallwood, a recognized authority in developing businesses and their leaders to deliver results and increase value, a leadership brand conveys your identity and distinctiveness as a leader. It’s a powerful idea or opinion that comes to mind when people […]

What one year on Linkedin taught me…

Even though I’ve been on Linkedin for more than 10 years, it’s now approximately one year that I started to post regularly on Linkedin…. And what a ride it has been!  When I started, I never thought I would be posting on a regular basis. I never thought I would get connected to so many […]