Seizing The Leadership Moment

The phrase leadership moment can feel vague, looming over us and begging the question, “what even constitutes a leadership moment?” The truth of the matter is that leadership moments happen all the time. Leadership moments are the instances in which you are required to step up and push forward. Leadership moments are the times when…

The 10,000 Hour Rule

The Theory: The 10,000 Hour Rule The 10,000 hour has been considered a rule of thumb in the area of developing expertise. Popularised by Malcolm Gladwell in his book, Outliers, it was argued that a person can become an expert if roughly 10,000 hours of deliberate practice is invested, to any field. The Verdict: False…

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The Curse of Habits

About the diet fad dilemma: You know the one – you have all intentions of starting anew with healthy recipes, a regular workout routine, and lots of kale smoothies. You start of strong, but slowly start slipping back into old habits. Who put that bag of potato chips there…? Deliberate failure? Not so much The…

How To Turn Individual Contributors into Leaders

Interview with AF’s Executive Consultants Ellen Foley and Kim Arellano Training Industry sat down with our executive consultants Ellen Foley & Kim Arellano to discuss the challenge of turning individuals into leaders. Here’s what they had to say: How can learning and development (L&D) professionals help new managers with the transition from their role as an individual contributor…

7 Ways to Breed Loyalty in Employees

To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance but also show how it makes a contribution to society. Companies must benefit all of their stakeholders, including shareholders, employees, and the communities in which they operate.-Larry Fink, BlackRock CEO According to Deloitte’s 2018 Millennial Survey, the perception of business is on a downward…

5 Tips for Great Project Management

Although sometimes challenging, a well delivered project can be extremely rewarding. Successful projects contribute to individual and team success and at the end of the day it is the positive client experience that enables businesses to grow and gain positive reputation. Project management goes way beyond delivering specific tasks and it requires team collaboration and…