The 21st Century Leader

By Mike Collins | This magazine is a resource for anyone in a leadership position looking to keep their skills and knowledge at the cutting edge.

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 Leaders Create and Use Networks

When Henrik Balmer became the production manager and a board member of a newly bought-out cosmetics firm, improving his network was the last thing on his mind. The main problem he faced was time: Where would he find the hours to guide his team through a major upgrade of the production process and …


Future Talent conference 2015: Kursty Groves-Knight's presentation slides

Space matters: how can physical environment can enhance creativity and innovation<p>How can you create an effective work environment that makes people …

The Workplace

The four traits of collaborative leadership


The 5 Leadership Behaviors You Need to Boost Employee Engagement

A good leader values employee happiness. A <i>great</i> leader values the employee engagement that results from that happiness. That is what employee engagement is, after all -- the degree to which an employee’s feelings about their job (and boss) influences their willingness to learn and perform at …

Employee Engagement

Leadership Develops When You Escape Your Comfort Zone • George Ambler

Successful leaders know that they must get out of their comfort zone to succeed. Great leaders from history are those who have spent a large amount …


How Rebellious Leadership Leads to Success

We typically think of leaders as smart, gregarious, inspiring, creative or confident, but how often have you heard a leader described as a maverick, …


5 Actions of Transformational Leaders

Once you offer your employees an encouraging vision and an identity you become transformational leaders, and your business becomes resilient.

Managing People from 5 Generations

For the first time in history, five generations will soon be working side by side. But whether this multi-generational workplace feels happy and productive or challenging and stressful is, in large part, up to you: the boss. How should you relate to employees of different age groups? How do you …

Harvard Business Review

We asked seven workplace experts for their number one tip in dealing with an underperforming employee

How do you manage an underperforming employee? To get a quick take on best practice we consulted seven of Australia and New Zealand’s workplace …


Take a Look at Yourself in the Leadership Mirror

To gain a better understanding of your leadership strengths and weaknesses, take a look at yourself through the eyes of others.<p>How we see ourselves …


3 Keys to Being a Good Boss – It's About Presence, Praise Promise

Today’s post is inspired by this one on small gestures made by good bosses, especially those at the most senior level.<p>It’s also inspired by a …

Human Resources

Why organizations fail

FORTUNE — The technology to see very small things up close showed us we had much wrong about health. The technology to see big things far away showed …

5 Ways to be a Leader, Not a Manager

Have conversations with your mentor gotten a bit repetitive lately? Perhaps you approached ...<p>Have you ever wondered about the difference between a …



Are you looking to find an inspirational quote about leadership or leaders to use in your newsletter, business presentation, website, or on …


Your jerk boss is making you lazy

<b>Employers who verbally abuse their staff are more likely to have lazy, under-performing workers, research shows.</b><p>Even when the abuse is part of a …


Why You Should Stop Being a Boss and Start Being a Leader

The way you approach being in charge--whether you're running a corporation, a civic organization, or a neighborhood bake sale--is a huge factor in the group's achievement. Think about the differences before you step up.<p>Every business and work group has a boss, but only some have a leader at the …


10 mistakes managers make during performance reviews

There is no single process that is more dreadful, stressful and creates a feeling of unfairness among workforce than Performance reviews. Making your …


Six Steps for Successful Change Management

Managing change at the organizational level can be incredibly challenging—almost like maneuvering an ocean liner through a series of tight turns, …


What Leadership Will Look Like In 20 Years

Let’s face it, most of us are addicted technology futurists. Who doesn’t enjoy speculating about what technology marvels will be commonplace in the coming decades? Will it be 3D printing? Artificial intelligence? “Singularity”? All are buzzwords of the emerging technology future.<p><i>But what about</i> …


Britain’s management problem

UK Commission for Education and Skills (UKCES) recently published a wide-ranging report on the state of the UK labour market. It noted that, while …


6 Ways Leaders Can Earn and Keep Trust

<i>Editor’s Note: This post is part of the series “Return on Trust,” a weeklong effort provided by some very special invited guests. Be sure to keep</i> …


Simon Sinek on Leadership - TED2014


3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …


5 Leadership Biases that Hinder Success in Business

There is a natural conflict of interest between companies and customers. It’s natural for any organization to have goals that don’t align perfectly …


10 Questions Your Team Is Afraid to Ask – Let's Grow Leaders

Your team has questions they’re afraid to ask. They’ve got limited information, but they figure if you wanted to tell them you would. They worry that …