Blogs by Mary Asante
Three Key Leadership Skills for Leading a Hybrid Team

Three Key Leadership Skills for Leading a Hybrid Team

Are the skills for leading a hybrid team or a remote team any different to that of leading teams in your office environment? Behaviours are difficult to change. You have spent most of your career working in an office environment. Seeing who is in the office and being...

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Five Leadership Habits for Leading Cross-Functional Teams

Five Leadership Habits for Leading Cross-Functional Teams

Practising these five leadership habits for leading cross-functional teams will help you lead effectively. When leading cross-functional teams, you often have to prioritise and make choices that may impact one or all of the functions you lead. You may find yourself...

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Five Traits of Effective Leadership?

Five Traits of Effective Leadership?

What effective leadership traits do you demonstrate at work? Essentially, your traits shape the behaviours that people around you see. When asked to describe you, your team are likely to describe your personality. In response to questions such as ‘What is your Chief...

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Future of Work – The Pandemic’s Impact

Future of Work – The Pandemic’s Impact

There had been so many discussions pre-Covid-19 pandemic about the future of work. The focus was mainly on skills and technology. The debate centred around how the nature of work being carried out by humans versus technology in the workplace will change. The pandemic...

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Know Your Leadership Style

Know Your Leadership Style

We all have role models we look up to. The qualities they demonstrate, together with their leadership style may influence why you chose them as role models. Understanding leadership styles will help you to know what your style is. It will help you to be your authentic...

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Difference between leader and manager

Difference between leader and manager

What are the differences between a manager and a leader? People in every organisation look up to their leaders for direction. As a leader, you set the vision for your organisation. You must be able to bring that vision to life so that others can see it too. You're...

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Managing Conflict – Impact on Team Productivity

Managing Conflict – Impact on Team Productivity

You’re a Sales Director accountable for the sales function. You notice team morale is low, and productivity is far from reaching your targets. There is friction between your function and the development team that is ongoing. The conflict is impacting team productivity...

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Leadership Succession Planning – Why do you need one?

Leadership Succession Planning – Why do you need one?

Leadership Succession Planning Leadership succession planning: Nurturing the next generation of business leaders is critical for any organisation. Executive coaching facilitates the foundational work you need to identify the next generation of leadership for your...

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How executive coaching can help you improve team performance

How executive coaching can help you improve team performance

The chance of a great plan executed by a dysfunctional team beating a good plan executed by a good team is zero per cent. Executive coaching equips executives with the tools to engage staff and encourage team performance. Challenge: Productivity in Teams For...

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Coaching versus Mentoring

Coaching versus Mentoring

Coaching versus mentoring bears the question of whether you need a coach or a mentor depending on what your goals are. The reality is that most people will use a mixture of coaches and mentors throughout their careers. Working with a coach can help you focus on your...

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Self-aware executive leader – Why is it important?

Self-aware executive leader – Why is it important?

Self-awareness in executive coaching Self-awareness is one of the most important tools you can have as an executive leader in your leadership toolkit. Understanding yourself gives you the ability to understand your emotions and behaviours. It helps you understand who...

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