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July 2019
Hello and welcome to the July edition of our 2019 Monthly Leadership Tips: your 'once a month'  'bite-sized' chunks of practical leadership wisdom!

This month's 'Leadership Bite', Supportive and Demanding Leadership = Wise Leadership explores the relatively simple yet powerful concept has been popularised through Angela Duckworth in her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.  It was originally presented as a parenting model but is just as applicable to leading people.  It’s core tenet is that effective leadership (or parenting) requires both being incredibly supportive and very demanding.  It suggests a consistent equal focus on people and task will optimise team climate and performance.

Once again, this Leadership Bite uses the simple format of sharing one of our simple info-visuals,  then it provides a brief overview of the concept, why it is useful and how to apply it. This 'bite' can be saved and printed off as a PDF. Feel free to use it in team meetings, coaching sessions or workshops! We then also share two blogs that we think you'll find of value.

This month we share :
  • Leadership Bites - Supportive and Demanding = Wise Leadership
  • A link to a fabulous HBR article exploring the concept of hidden teams, the importance of the team leader role and the link to engagement, and
  • One of our Practical Leadership Actions - How do I ensure clear roles and expectations?
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We also use the content we share each month, in the work we do in our consulting practice. Feel free to get in touch to find out more about anything in this newsletter or other blogs on our website.  Enjoy!

Melanie and Paul Eyres
Leadership Bites - Supportive and Demanding = Wise Leadership

Supportive and Demanding = Wise Leadership

Click the button below for a PDF version of this info visual with a description of the concept, why it is useful and how to apply it.

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The Power of Hidden Teams

One of our recent favourite pieces has been the May 2019 HBR article by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall called ‘The Power of Hidden Teams’. This new piece of research:

  • explores factors that influence people’s engagement levels at work
  • highlights the amazing influence that hidden teams’ have on these engagement levels
  • highlights the importance of the team leader role and the crucial need for team members to deeply trust their leader, and
  • challenges your thinking about a number of things that most organisations routinely do
Click here to read more and access visual

How do I ensure clear roles and expectations

We have developed a series of practical leadership actions responsive to major themes that have emerged through our work with over 600 Discovery in Action® (Leading People) program participants.  We have observed six major themes that have consistently emerged as participants have grappled with the question: When do people perform at their best?  This is the fifth of those - How do I ensure clear roles and expectations?

Click the 'read more' button to access this blog with a downloadable PDF practical tips guide with at least 30 potential actions to spark your thinking.

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Some recent assignments

  • Delivered an EI fundamentals workshop
  • Facilitated small group leadership circle sessions exploring actions being embedded following a customised leadership program
  • Facilitated a number of 19/20 Business Planning workshops
  • Delivered a customised Feedback and Coaching skills workshop series
  • Facilitated a planning workshop for a Ministerial Taskforce
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