Leadership

Two corporate professionals are pictured. They have exaggerated body language, suggesting that they are having difficult conversations. This image aims to visualise the topic of the blog which describes why difficult conversations might go wrong and how to overcome this with effective communication.

A Simple Approach to Having Difficult Conversations

Learn seven common mistakes that people make during difficult conversations and how to combat these with effective communication strategies. Usually, difficult conversations can be resolved quickly if they are addressed ...

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The Difference Between Leadership and Management

Learn more about the difference between leadership and management and why you need skills in both to be a great leader.   During the early stages of our leadership training, we always pose the question, “What is the...

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The Power of an Abundance Mindset

As an organisation that focuses on building organisational capabilities through developing leadership skills, Future Institute has invited Mark Iriks, a local successful entrepreneur and leader to share his thoughts on ‘...

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Leading Beyond 2025

We all love fantasising about the future and imagining what our world will be like in 10-20 years. Will Facebook still be around? Will the iPhone 20 enable hologram conversations, or will Virtual Reality be ingrained int...

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Why Training Your Leaders is Key

Increase staff retention High employee turnover is a bad sign for any business. What’s worse is not understanding why staff are leaving your business or not taking the necessary steps to solve any underlying issues to re...

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The Real Cost of Unproductive Meetings at Work

If you’re drowning in emails, stuck in unproductive meetings or tapping your fingers during a ridiculously long phone call, it can be hard to find the time to do any real work. Constant interruptions throughout the day a...

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5 Pillars for Collaboration in the Workplace

Collaboration in the workplace: Learn about the 5 pillars for effective communication and how they are essential to purpose and strategic direction of an organisation. Setting the ‘Purpose’ and ‘Strateg...

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The unrealised potential of Emotional Intelligence

If your organisation was lacking in financial management capability, costing you significantly in unrealised income and impacting things like employee satisfaction, how would you seek to remedy the situation? You might c...

Two corporate professionals pictured. Both visually distressed, the image is intended to set the scene for the topic of this course - difficult conversations and how to have them.

How well do you use your emotions to manage conflict?

“If you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” – Maslow This age old analogy might seem a little off the topic of emotional intelligence but what Abraham Maslow was essentially saying is that we can have an o...