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All of a sudden leaders everywhere are being thrust into an environment where they have to put their modern leadership skills to the test.

While flexibility at work is not a new concept, a lot of workplaces are still on a journey to embrace flexibility at its fullest. And when it comes to leading a team remotely, there is still lots to be learnt for both leaders and team members.

Of course lots of great leadership skills will translate well over to a remote leadership scenario, but leading remotely does take some slightly different skills and considerations than leading a…


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In organisations big and small performance management is a process undertaken with widely varying degrees of success.

Performance management is the process that organisations and leaders use to align individual goals with the organisations objectives.

It usually involves setting some goals at the beginning of a set period of time and evaluating those goals at the end of the period.

A large organisation that has a well established and well run performance management process does not necessarily predetermine its success. That’s because there are so many factors beneath the surface that can undermine its effectiveness.

This is a process that…


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We don’t typically associate the workplace as somewhere we’re likely to get emotional, but that doesn’t mean that emotions don’t spill out occasionally.

Now I don’t know about you, but I’ve certainly shed the odd tear in the office and (possibly unsurprisingly given my specialization in Human Resources) I’ve also witnessed a fair few emotional outbursts at work.

My question is — is this ok? Is it appropriate to display obvious emotions at work?

I think the answer to this question comes down to a couple of key factors. The first being whether or not you feel emotionally safe in…


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Most people who have been in the workforce for a few years have experienced the frustration of having a boss (or seeing others who have a boss) who is completely unsuited to leading a team.

Yet becoming a team leader or a manager of people continues to be the ambition of many a professional, regardless of their affinity for developing others or dealing with people-related issues.

So why is this?

I think there are a number of reasons, but what most of these reasons come back to is status.

Leadership roles are widely regarded as the most important roles in…

Alex Wood

Founder & Consultant at Alex Wood (alexwood.org) Human Resources and Leadership

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