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  At V-Teamwork, one of the ways we define leadership is: “connecting people with what they mutually care about and engaging them in commitments to action to take care of it”.    This definition transcends old-style ‘command and control’ approaches and opens the door to developing really effective practices for leading in these complex, turbulent Read More

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  If you are in a leadership role, you will need to delegate work to be done by other people. True leaders work to guide those other people to success. They ensure that everyone in their team is performing at their best, doing the work they have been assigned, and doing it well. After all, Read More

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  With the COVID-19 outbreak now a pandemic, it is time to invest in bringing your teams online. However, many may find working from home a challenge. Your team may be wondering: How will I stay productive if I’m not in the office? When I can’t have a face-to-face conversation with my team about projects? Read More

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  Don’t we all want to work within a team where our voice is heard and our ideas are valued? What we are really looking for is a “speaking up culture”, being a workplace where we feel welcome and included, free to express our views and opinions and assured that our ideas will be acknowledged Read More

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  Think about when you first started your job. Everything was new and exciting, and you were eager to make your mark within the organisation. After a few years, your work may have begun to feel monotonous, leaving you feeling stuck and unmotivated. After all, most of us spend 8 hours a day, 5 days Read More

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Making it safer to respectfully disagree – Phillip Crockford, CEO V-Teams   We all have opinions. All the time. About anything and everything. Opinions are, as they say, ‘a dime a dozen’. In our current hyper-connected world, they are more like ‘a dime a million’. This constant activity of assessing the people and situations we Read More

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  When we reflect, we are consciously thinking about our thoughts and actions: past, present and future, with an intention to learn about ourselves and improve our performance. Practice implies repeated, habitual performance: conscious, recurrent action. So fundamentally, reflective practice is simply thinking in a conscious, structured and intentional way about what you do. We Read More

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  As the 4th industrial revolution continues, so will the advancement of automation. It is no secret that technology is increasingly automating the work once done by us humans. However, with a rise in technology comes a shift in the supply and demand trends that drive our global markets. Luckily for us, it is this Read More

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Teaming Essentials – What to Expect   This reflection from the V-Teamwork Teaming Essentials Program was prepared by course participant Lucy Frank. It explains what you can expect from each week of the program.   Applying From the moment you apply for V-Teamwork, you are required to start thinking about your story, motivation and goals Read More

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8 reasons why people resist change in the workplace Change in the workplace is inevitable, especially in the global knowledge economy. Given this, adaptability and flexibility are highly sought after skills in the workplace. However, not every employee is willing to embrace change and some will go as far as to actively resist it. Knowing Read More

8 reasons why people resist change in the workplace (+ Strategies for managers to overcome resistance to change)