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December 27, 2016 by Mark Mooney

5 lessons to make inclusive leadership work

To me, inclusive leadership, means consensus building – so that every member of your team feels like they’re part of the process. But it’s never as simple as it looks. For instance, it can be easier to achieve consensus with just a few partners, but the bigger you get, the more difficult and time-consuming the process gets. With that in mind, here are some key lessons to remember when implementing inclusive strategies.

December 14, 2016 by Kenneth Tammadge

Make consensus work for you – and your team

Whether looking for full or majority consensus, leaders know in theory that working closely with their team before making big decisions is more positive for both outcomes and work culture. Effective leaders rarely run a one-person show. With that in mind, it’s important that you train your team to develop realistic expectations about consensus as well as best practices on how to achieve it. These five guidelines can help you achieve the consensus you need, without overlooking your team’s greatest assets.

October 24, 2016 by Noël Cantin

Make the most of millennial employees

As millennials have become a large part of the workforce, those of us in leadership positions are discovering new management strategies. For both succession planning and to create a work culture that keeps younger talent engaged, here are four key ways to ensure your millennial employees are ready for the future.

May 10, 2016 by Rick Kozachenko

Show, don’t tell: effective leaders lead by example

In any business, leaders must find ways to inspire their team to deliver desired results. While telling them what to do might seem easier, it’s far more effective to lead by example. You must exemplify the action and drive you want your team to embrace; in the process proving the strategies you’re employing actually work. Leading by example is about more than good practice though, it is also a chance to illustrate the values your employees need to invest in – such as honesty, integrity, trust and work-life balance – that will have a positive impact on all aspects of their lives. Here are three guidelines to follow when leading by example.

March 2, 2016

Know when to be a flexible leader

By Richard Schaak

In today’s constantly changing business world, at times effective leaders actually contradict traditional notions of leadership. Some companies find a strategy or approach that works for them and repeat it for as long as possible. However, this static approach isn’t effective in a world undergoing massive technological change on a regular basis. In our new paradigm, efficient leaders realize flexibility is an essential skill.

February 26, 2016 by Grant Galbraith

Want to be a more effective leader? Get organized.

By Grant Galbraith

What’s the first step you take to become a more efficient leader? There are, of course, varied leadership styles, but a key element of mine is trying to set the example for a balanced, organized professional life. For instance, I always spend the first part of my day sorting through emails – I’m happiest when my inbox is as close to empty as I can get it– which reduces distraction, giving me a clear vision of what needs to be achieved for the day. The goal is to spend as little time as possible throughout the day worrying about unresolved tasks and other peripheral concerns, and to model an organized system of productivity to my team.

September 17, 2015 by Antoinette Coluni

A little disruption goes a long way

By Antoinette Coluni

Like many in the rapidly evolving financial service industry, my firm has faced a key challenge in the past few years: keeping talent. Why? Not only is there growing competition for talent in our “human economy”, but young professionals are increasingly driven to establish themselves as specialists in their field.