Blog | Justine Maree Cox | Developing Leadership Skills

Support Performance – don’t manage it!

One of the most common questions that I get asked is ‘How do I manage performance?”  My answer, you can’t.  We manage things, budgets, resources, tasks, but not people. People have free will and so at best we are attempting to influence and positively impact them.  Position your people as the hero’s in your team…

Good enough is perfect

So here I am, fingers at the ready, but nothing is coming. The minutes tick by and still nothing. I am looking for the perfect Blog title, thinking about the perfect opening paragraph because if it’s not perfect then what will people think of me? They will know that I am flawed. But thankfully, I…

What Is the Difference Between Influence and Impact?

To be truly effective in the modern workplace today, it is necessary to both command influence and make a meaningful impact. Most people believe that there isn’t much of a distinction between the two, though. This could be because both these concepts have a similar feel to them, as both influence and impact have to…

Should a Leader Always Accept Change?

If you are currently seeking some form of leadership coaching, your counsellor may have encouraged you at some point to become more open to change. It is perfectly fine to feel apprehensive about the idea, but the fact remains that you ought to view these developments with less apprehension and more determination. But you may…

Is Self-Assessment Necessary?

Contrary to popular belief, a person does not become a leader simply by stepping into a position that he or she has been given. The people under their supervision may feel obliged to fall in line at first, but for a leader to truly gain and command respect, they must first demonstrate their proficiency in…

What Does Having a Leadership Coach Mean to a Leader?

Some people are natural-born leaders. Others eventually grow into the role at some point in their lives. Whether your leadership skills are innate or learned, you can still benefit from having a leadership coach to aid in your development. After all, being a good leader is a continuous process of self-improvement, one that enables you…