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Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

Strong Personal Brand – According to Shakespeare

Posted by Liz McKechnie

How important is Emotional Intelligence in creating a strong personal brand according to Shakespeare?
The playwright is one of our go to experts on psychology and often tackles some of the key issues in leadership.

At Aspire, on our leadership courses, we often ask people to look into the future and write their own epitaph for their working life. It can be quite sobering to consider what people will say about you when you leave the room, retire, or move on.

So, what happens, for example, to Othello’s brand?

 

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Leadership: How to create trust and loyalty

Posted by Liz McKechnie

At Aspire Leadership we are commonly asked

How do I get people to trust me?

Well there’s a simple thing you can do to start with: Show others that you trust them first.

 

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Influence – How to get me to see your view

Posted by Liz McKechnie

How do we influence others?

Imagining what it is like to be someone other than yourself is at the core of our humanity. It is the essence of compassion, and it is the beginning of morality.

I’ve had this quote from Ian McEwan lurking on my desktop for some time now and every time I read it I am struck buy how amazingly simple and how astonishingly profound it is.

At Aspire Leadership our courses are all about people influencing and communicating with each other whether we’re exploring transformational Leadership or looking at more concrete things such as how to make a project happen on budget and on time.

The one thing all our work has in common is how on earth we manage to work with other people and get people to buy in and do the things we want them to do. How do we exert our influence?

Well first, why not try and step into their shoes and understand their stuff. What’s going on for them?

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