How a Self-Aware Leader Impacts the Team

Self-awareness, as part of the Emotional Intelligence framework, can be challenging for leaders to assess given the interdependence between self-evaluation and self-awareness. Simply stated, we know what we know. Beyond that, we rely on external cues, guidance and...

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WHAT ARE ORGANISATIONAL VALUES AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?

Organisational values exist in the hands, minds and hearts of employees or not at all.   Organisational values drive the way we influence, how we interact with each other, and how we work together to achieve results. Organisational values are not descriptions of...

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THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP

The current business environment is fast-paced and constantly changing. It requires courageous business leaders who are driven by purpose and passion to navigate organisations to calm waters. Recent news headlines are highlighting the importance of doing things in a...

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SIGNS THAT YOUR COMPANY NEEDS PURPOSEFUL COACHING

Purposeful Coaching facilitates exceptional business performance through focused individual development and teamwork. Companies experiencing the following challenges will benefit most from embarking on a Purposeful Coaching Programme. 1.Lack of ownership Being highly...

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LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS

Leaders today seem to have little time to focus on the right things. Let alone to pause for long enough on the right things. I have summarised the TowerStone Leadership Philosophy above into these easy to remember points. Should you find yourself challenged, ask...

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WHY IT IS IMPORTANT FOR A LEADER TO BE A GOOD COACH

Leadership and coaching – the challenges, the strengths and why it is important for a leader to be a good coach The concept of leadership has through the ages been researched, lived, defined and redefined in a way that challenges leaders to integrate knowledge and...

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WHAT IS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

TowerStone recently completed focus group research for a client interrogating factory operators’ attitudes to quality.  One of the main findings was that operators wanted to be more engaged on quality issues because they felt that they had answers to many of the...

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CULTURE AT THE RETAIL COALFACE

At TowerStone, we believe that a winning culture is achieved by living the behaviours that deliver your brand promise.  This view is endorsed by the brand guru, David Aaker, in his latest book, rather unimaginatively titled Aaker on Branding: "What a competitor brand...

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