Speak First Blog | LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

23 June 2022

One vision with many voices: Why leadership training is for everyone

In the words of William Shakespeare: “Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” There are also plenty of people who should have greatness, but never ...

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26 May 2022

Rise to the challenge: How to be a great leader in a VUCA world

The best leaders develop the direction and vision for their teams, while setting the tone and atmosphere of the organisation. They should motivate, inspire and bring everyone along with them. This is ...

10 February 2022

The impact of Gravitas and Levitas: When to project strength or warmth

You’re always making an impression. The way you walk, talk and act all build a picture in people’s minds. The first impression you make is important in the way people think of you and react to you, ...

3 February 2022

The interviewer's guide to selecting and securing the best people

When an organisation wants to fill a vacant position, interviews are a very common part of the recruitment process. They’re a good tool for meeting applicants, having a conversation with them and ...

6 January 2022

6 tips effective facilitators & chairs follow for productive meetings

A successful meeting should be a positive experience, a joining of minds, an opportunity for group discussions and ultimately a helpful and productive time together. The last thing you want is for ...

21 October 2021

Empowering a culture of constant learning: Developing a growth mindset

In school, children are graded, and classes sometimes separated, based on overall attainment. From our very first day in the classroom, exam questions tend to come down to a binary ‘right’ or ...

14 October 2021

Generate ideas and develop strategy: Tips for effective brainstorming

Brainstorming is a simple process for quickly generating a lot of new ideas. Whether individually or with a group, you note down every idea that comes to you – evaluating and analysing them later. By ...

9 September 2021

The 7 questions to improve your decision making and critical thinking

‘It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.’ – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 

29 July 2021

Virtual Onboarding: How to give your remote workers the best start

Starting a new job is a landmark moment. There’s always a lot to discover over your first few days, whether it’s your first job and you’re learning the dos and don’ts of being in a workplace, or ...

8 July 2021

Financial awareness: Do you understand your company's metrics?

Do you often get lost during financial updates from senior executives? Does the jargon all go over your head and you begin to wish they’d use simpler words and talk slower? Do you sometimes feel like ...