Gail Daniels

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Leadership Development -The Art of Apologizing

Posted by Gail Daniels on Tue, Aug 21, 2012 @ 07:45 AM

It takes courage to accept responsibility for our actions and sincerely apologize for mistakes we’ve made. Effective apologies build respect and mend relationships yet many leaders fail to capitalize on the opportunity to apologize and address the impact of their behavior.

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Leadership Development - Change Initiatives

Posted by Gail Daniels on Fri, Aug 17, 2012 @ 06:56 AM

For a change initiative to take hold, leaders need to personalize the new vision, demonstrate commitment to the change through action, and support others through coaching and feedback conversations.  Here are 3 recommendations to ensure change sticks:

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Leadership Development - Essentials of Persuasion

Posted by Gail Daniels on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 @ 03:23 PM


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Leadership Development & Career Limiting Behaviours

Posted by Gail Daniels on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 @ 10:28 AM

It's natural to want to advance your career and get to the next level of leadership.  So what do you do when they hire a new person to take over a position you felt you deserved?   Before you pack your bags and head out to look for a new job, consider some of the possible reasons you didn't get that promotion.

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Tags: Performance Management, Leadership Development

Leadership Development & Neuroscience

Posted by Gail Daniels on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 @ 01:12 PM

Through advancements in technology, Neuroscientists are making incredible strides in figuring out how our brains actually work. Leadership development that incorporates these advances in neuroscience provides leaders with information about how to motivate and support their people.

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KESA Motivation Movement: 5 "Real World" Motivation Techniques

Posted by Gail Daniels on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 @ 07:18 AM

As a leader, you have several responsibilities, but none as important as motivating your staff. With inspiration comes happy, productive and efficient team players who are working toward a unified goal: your company’s success.

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Time Management Leads to Stress Management

Posted by Gail Daniels on Sat, Jul 21, 2012 @ 07:44 AM

If you're constantly putting out fires, it's likely your stress level is going through the roof.  It may be time to take stock of how you're spending your time and work to develop more effective time management strategies.  Differentiating between urgent and important tasks is the first step in time, and ultimately, stress management.  

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7 Strategies to Improve Engagement & Retention

Posted by Gail Daniels on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 @ 07:19 AM

Take a minute to consider how involved, committed and satisfied your employees are with the work they are doing.  By now most of us understand that “people don’t quit their job, they quit their supervisor”. The key to improving engagement and retention lies in your ability to connect with your employees.  Leaders can significantly influence an employee’s pride in their work and their emotional attachment to the business unit and organization. 

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Leadership Development Women Need to Take Charge

Posted by Gail Daniels on Mon, Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:54 PM

What are you doing to Take Charge of your leadership development?  

A recent McKinsley Global Survey entitled, Moving Women To The Top, reports that there is significant value in having gender diversity in senior levels of management. While the majority of senior executives surveyed believe that having women on their senior teams improves financial success, few companies have taken action to prepare women for these positions.  

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Tags: Leadership, Women in Leadership, Leadership Development

Team Performance: Get Your Team to Drink the Kool-Aid

Posted by Gail Daniels on Fri, Jul 13, 2012 @ 12:19 PM

Lead your team to becoming high performers by understanding the qualities of high performing teams, why teams fail and what you can do to develop your team.

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