Clare Martin

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Great Leaders are Great Decision-Makers - A Peer-Reviewed Academic Articles

When we think of what makes someone a great leader, one characteristic that comes to mind is decisiveness. We do not envision successful leaders …

A Manager’s FAQ – Always Be Helpful – Medium

We do this because schools taught us to. Tests started with a maximum score of 100 and points were deducted for every wrong answer. If tests started …

Giving better feedback for better performance

Go beyond ‘good job!’ to help people learn and thriveFeedback in itself shouldn’t be that scary. It’s merely information that follows an action. We …

Why Happy Employees Are 12% More Productive

New research suggests we work more effectively, creatively, and collaboratively when we’re happy at work.<p>Conventional wisdom holds that if only we pay workers enough, they’ll be productive. There may be more to it, though. Recent research hints there’s a link between employees’ happiness and their …

Driving Engagement by Focusing on Strengths

Too many managers focus on fixing people's weaknesses -- or worse, they simply ignore employees altogether. This doesn't boost performance.<p>The two of …

The eBook

While the Internet, the Web and hyperlinks are having a dramatic impact on all aspects of human activities, the late-stage industrial era …

Luis Suárez

Always Wear The Same Suit: Obama’s Presidential Productivity Secrets

Getting comfortable with complexity, keeping a pack of Nicorette handy, and making no new friends. This is how a commander in chief gets things done.<p>President Obama always wears the same thing. Which is part of his secret to getting so much done.<p>As he told <i>Vanity Fair</i>:<p>“You’ll see I wear only gray or …

What is Positive Psychology?

It’s often the first question I get asked when I talk about the topic. Actually in truth it’s the first question I often ask people who want to know. …

The Psychologist Guide to… Leadership | The Psychologist

<b>1. ‘Leadership is about ‘us’, and for all of us</b><br>It’s easy to imagine that leadership is the province of great individuals who have the personality, …

Towards healthier meetings

For many employees, meetings are an important part of their work diary. They can provide leaders with a way to communicate their vision, serve as a …

Using neuroscience in L&D design

At last week’s CIPD L&D Show, there was an interesting talk from think.change about using neuroscience to design effective L&D programmes. Ian …

Six Thinking Hats

One of our face to face public two-day courses: Six Thinking Hats, The New Thinking Leader™ or The Course in Creativity and<p>Six Thinking Hats Online …

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

How to Give Tough Feedback That Helps People Grow

Over the years, I’ve asked hundreds of executive students what skills they believe are essential for leaders. “The ability to give tough feedback” comes up frequently. But what exactly is “tough feedback”? The phrase connotes bad news, like when you have to tell a team member that they’ve screwed …