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The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

by Sunnie Giles. Harvard Business Review.
What makes an effective leader? This question is a focus of my research as an organizational scientist, executive coach, and leadership development consultant. Looking for answers, I recently completed the first round of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global organizations. Participants were asked to choose the 15 most important leadership competencies from a list of 74. I’ve grouped the top ones into five major themes that suggest a set of priorities for leaders and leadership development programs. While some may not surprise you, they’re all difficult to master, in part because improving them requires acting against our nature.

There is not a general formula for an effective leader, yet there is a strong correlation between personal and professional goals for being a Top Leader and THRIVE its future.

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2 DAYS TO GO! BOOK LAUNCH: ‘SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO SUCCESS’

2 DAYS TO GO! BOOK LAUNCH: 'SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO SUCCESS'

Hosted by Author Adriana Cecere, Consulting Australia Founder

Written for Business Leaders or industry professionals that want to take a deep dive into their goals and align the personal and business goals to enhance sustainable long-term success.

Special guests: Christelle Damiens CEO of Exportia. Zoe Campbell founder of Computer Coach Australia and Board Member of Bondi Chamber, and their President Mary Anne Cronin aling with others.

$5.00 of each book sold at this Launch will be donated to The Buttery Foundationwww.buttery.org.au which rebuilds the lives of every day Australians. Chris Benaud of The Buttery Foundation will brief us on their great work and answer questions.

Drop in your business card for your chance to win: One of 3 signed copies of the book / A 1 hour POWER SESSION with Adriana / Six month results focused Business Transformation with Adriana.

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BOOK LAUNCH HOSTED BY AUTHOR: ADRIANA CECERE

BOOK LAUNCH

HOSTED BY AUTHOR: ADRIANA CECERE

Friday, 2nd of March, 2018
1:30 pm
The Pavilion at Nielsen Park, Greycliffe Avenue, Vaucluse, NSW 2030

Join us for some Champagne and afternoon tea whilst you network with some of Sydney’s exceptional business leaders at the Book Launch for Simple Strategies to Success.

Special guests: Christelle Damiens CEO of Exportia. Zoe Campbell founder of Computer Coach Australia and Board Member of Bondi Chamber, and their President Mary Anne Cronin along with others.

$5.00 of each book sold at this Launch will be donated to The Buttery Foundation www.buttery.org.au which rebuilds the lives of every day Australians. Chris Benaud of the Buttery Foundation will brief us on their great work and answer questions.

Drop in your business card for your chance to win: One of 3 signed copies of the book / A 1 hour POWER SESSION with Adriana / Six month result focused Business Transformation with Adriana.

About the Author:
Over the past two decades Adriana Cecere has started, developed and sold multi award winning businesses, before Business Leaders approached her to help them with knowledge and skills to help their business succeed and reach its next milestone.

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Why It’s Important To Make Time To Mentor

Why It's Important To Make Time To Mentor

by Kara Goldin. Forbes.

Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day. Whether I’m working with my team, meeting suppliers or interviewing other business leaders for The Kara Network, my week is jam-packed with things to do.

But no matter how busy I am, I always set aside five hours each week for one very important task: mentoring. Sitting down for a coffee with a young entrepreneur to hear what they’re up to and to offer them the benefit of my experience is one of the most valuable uses of my time.

Of course, there is a selfless element to mentoring. Experience is a unique resource that young entrepreneurs don’t have. But the value of mentoring is not all one-side. Here are four ways you’ll benefit from offering your support.

1.   You get real insight into the next big thing
2.   You’re networking with the next generation of leaders
3.   You can pass on your own passions
4.   You’ll become a better leader

The value of mentoring can have a huge impact for both the mentee’s business and mentor’s business by helping them to THRIVE and take the next milestone.

‘Simple Strategies to Success’ Book Launch by Adriana Cecere

Date: 2nd of March 2018
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: The Pavilion at Nielsen Park, Greycliffe Avenue, Vaucluse, NSW 2030

Join us to celebrate with some champagne and afternoon tea, whilst you network with other successful business leaders.

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Phone: 1800 772 395

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How Do You Develop Leaders On A Budget?

How Do You Develop Leaders On A Budget?

by Jim Ludema and Amber Johnson. Forbes.

Here’s a problem we hear frequently from CEOs: My new managers aren’t prepared to lead.

You probably experience this all the time. You promote a talented individual because of his or her technical skills, but that doesn’t mean they know how to lead others. Someone may be a great salesperson, engineer, accountant, or marketer, but put them in charge of a team and suddenly their technical expertise doesn’t matter as much as their ability to influence others.

Leaders everywhere experience this problem, but it’s especially acute for executives within small and mid-size companies who don’t have an in-house leadership development program. Assuming you can’t hire a talent development department tomorrow, how can you turn your individual contributors into exceptional managers, or prepare your managers for executive leadership, quickly and on a budget?

We have three ideas that can fit most budgets:

  1. Practice focused mentoring.
  2. Use team meetings for learning and discussion.
  3. Invest in targeted education programs for select leaders.

Budding Leaders can enhance their skills by involvement in team discussions and through mentoring programs. This focus also help’s the business to THRIVE by encouraging team alignment.

30 minutes a week with The BackPocket CEO by Consulting Australia

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Did You Ask These Three Questions During Your Strategic Planning Session?

Did You Ask These Three Questions During Your Strategic Planning Session?

by Randy H. Nelson. Forbes.

As you settle into a new year, hopefully rested and recharged from the holidays, you—like the majority of entrepreneurial leaders—begin again with the enthusiasm and belief that this will be your best year ever.

I would assume each you at some point over the last several weeks or months sat down with your colleagues, worked through your strategic planning process, and now have a winning game plan in place for 2018 and beyond.

But before the excitement of a new year fades and the hard work of executing toward your lofty goals begins, I will ask you to consider three questions.

Question #1: What is going to stay exactly the same over the next 3, 5, or 10 years in your industry, and how are you positioned to dominate the market with your products, services and solutions?

Question #2: What is going to change in your industry over the next 3, 5, or 10 years that will force you to innovate to stay ahead of your competition?

Question #3: What are the top three strategic moves a well-funded competitor will make with the sole-purpose of trying to put you out of business?

Whether you operate a large or small company, getting into business today is easier than ever, but staying in business is now harder than ever. Even the fastest growing companies are not immune from future failure.

Introduce focus on your clients short and long range needs, competitive advantage and innovation in your next planning session and action plan to help your business THRIVE.

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Five Goals For Small Business Owners For 2018

Five Goals For Small Business Owners For 2018

By Aaron Solomon. D!gitalist Magazine.

Once you’ve wrapped up 2017, you should be hitting the ground running in 2018 for continued success. Here are five goals every small business owner should set for themselves in 2018.

Analyze 2017

While 2017 is over, don’t let it be forgotten. Review how your business performed and what drove revenue. Also pay attention to what didn’t work as well as you’d have liked and allocate your budgets and efforts accordingly. Learn from your successes and failures and use this information to set yourself up for success in 2018!

Increase your customer loyalty

In 2018, all of your competitors will (or should be) trying to take your customers. You should ensure that you have a plan in place for keeping them. Retailers may want to consider a loyalty points program or special promotions targeted at your existing customer base. Even if your business is not retail oriented, take the time to make sure your customers know that they are valued and that there is a benefit to staying with you.

Focus on your employees

A healthy business needs a competent, well-performing workforce. Take steps to not only retain your top performers, but attract top new talent. If you have staff that are not meeting expectations, coach them to improve performance or, if necessary, considering managing them out of your organization. Don’t let staffing hold you back!

Improve your social media marketing

Each passing year, social media marketing is more and more important for driving sales and ensuring success. If you don’t have a social media presence and marketing strategy, make it part of your goals for 2018 to get one started. If you already have one, make sure you’re taking the proper steps to improve it based on your 2017 performance.

Plan for expansion

A good mindset to have is that if you’re not growing, you’re falling behind. Your most threatening competitors will be working hard to grow their businesses, so don’t let them outpace you. Big or small, prioritize developing and executing a growth plan for 2018 to improve your market position!

Starting a new year implies the analysis of the business, its employees and customers. To achieve this, it is essential to have clarity and confidence to execute an action plan and therefore THRIVE the business.

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The Secrets of Great CEO Selection

The Secrets of Great CEO Selection

by Ram Charan. Harvard Business Review.

Nothing good comes of having the wrong CEO. Mentoring, coaching, senior team members with complementary skills, and special help from the board can’t compensate. The misses are devastating—and very public. Yet some boards still pick chief executives who aren’t right for the job—repeatedly. The revolving doors at HP before Meg Whitman, at Apple before Steve Jobs’s second tenure, and at Yahoo during the past decade are only a few of many recent examples.

Doing a good job as a Chief Executive Officer requires experience, management and leadership skills. It is now common for CEOs and Boards to obtain mentors to help their performance and organisations THRIVE.

The Backpocket CEO by Consulting Australia

At Consulting Australia we offer a signature range of programs and services to help a business thrive. Part of these programs include Coaching and Mentoring by Adriana, branded the BackPocket CEO. Helping Business Leaders at all stages in their career and for Businesses at all stages of the business lifecycle to Align, Develop and Scale.

The signature range falls within these 3 categories:

30 minutes a week with the BackPocket CEO launches soon 2017!
Click here to get a preview of our newest online program for ELITE business leaders and industry professionals that need clarity and skills to kick-start their management career.

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Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

by Chade-Meng Tan. Harvard Business Review.

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult — all of the easy decisions have already been made at levels below you. On those days, you know you could be a much more effective leader if you could approach each meeting with a fresh perspective. But in order to do that, you first need to put down the baggage you carried in from all your previous meetings. You can do it. And you can do it in just six seconds.

Having a fresh perspective requires the understanding of the firm's big picture. By doing this, leaders may need the assistance of some programs to THRIVE the business as well as enhance its performance.

THE GROWTH ACCELERATOR OPTIMISATION PROGRAM by Consulting Australia

30 minutes a week with the BackPocket CEO

30 minutes a week with the BackPocket CEO launches late 2017! The weekly program is for ELITE business leaders and industry professionals that need clarity and skills to kick-start their management career.

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Exciting news about ” The Game Changers” book launch on Amazon!

Earlier this year I was invited to be a contributing author in a book called The Game Changers.

It’s about a group of business owners doing things differently and the impact they are having.

It was published on Amazon today and we are trying to get launch ranking’s up, so
for the next 3 Days we are having it a super reduced launch price of $1.99.

I would love your support to go and buy it here https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01MRAKJ4C

You don’t need to have a kindle to read it you can read it via a kindle app anywhere.

If you do buy it I’d love you to leave a comment a day later as that helps with rankings as well.

Thanking you in advance for your continued loyalty and support.

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