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Do You Care About How Engaged Your Team Is? Part 2

June 30, 2022
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Written by: Cahide Akkuzu Reading time: 6 minutes In part 1 of this article we saw the clear link between employee engagement and business results, we also saw that employee engagement is a real issue for many companies. In order to take quick action I walked you through the Gallup 12 Questions that measure the […]

Do You Care About How Engaged Your Team Is? Part 1

May 29, 2022
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Written by: Cahide Akkuzu Reading time: 7 minutes Many leaders see employee engagement as a top priority for their company. These leaders are aware of the clear link between employee engagement and business results. Here are a few striking statistics that support this link: A study by Deloitte found that companies with high employee engagement […]

Mindset Of The Leader – Part 3

April 6, 2022
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Written by: Cahide Akkuzu Reading time: 6 minutes I started Part 1 of this article by saying that your attitude towards yourself can be your biggest friend or your foe. Based on the research of Stanford professor Carol Dweck, I described two main attitudes that have a major impact on our success: “Fixed Mindset” and […]

Mindset Of The Leader – Part 2

February 23, 2022
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Written by: Cahide Akkuzu Reading time: 6 minutes I started Part 1 of this article by saying that your attitude towards yourself can be your biggest friend or your foe. Read Part 1 by clicking: https://www.contextprofessionals.com/en/mindset-of-the-leader-part-1/ Based on the research of Stanford professor Carol Dweck, I described two main attitudes that have a major impact […]

Mindset Of The Leader – Part 1

January 8, 2022
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Written by: Cahide Akkuzu Reading time: 6 minutes Your attitude towards yourself can be your biggest friend or your foe. Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, is a leading researcher on motivation and mindsets. In her book ‘’Mindset: Changing The Way You Think To Fulfil Your Potential’’ she describes two different attitudes towards […]

Deep Democracy: A Powerful Approach To Resolve Tension And Conflict

October 24, 2021
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Written By: Cahide Akkuzu Reading time: 6 minutes You can use disagreements and conflicts to improve your relationships! This argument was unreal to me until I learned about Deep Democracy. I, personally, have generally avoided conflict throughout my life, and have sought consensus in disagreements. Avoiding conflict often comes at a high cost, and sooner […]

The Power Of Questions

October 3, 2021
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Written By: Cahide Akkuzu Reading time: 5 minutes We cannot learn something before we are ready to learn it! When we try to teach something to someone, if that person is not ready to receive it, he or she is not going to learn. Why can someone not be taught until they are ready to […]

Adult Development Theory: How Can Leaders Grow As Adults? Part 2

July 9, 2021
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Written By: Cahide Akkuzu Reading time: 6 minutes In Part 1 of this article, we looked at Robert Kegan’s Theory of Adult Development. Unfortunately, we saw that many adults have not developed beyond the socialized mind stage which includes adolescence characteristics. Becoming an ‘adult’ means that a person is developing an independent sense of self […]

Adult Development Theory: How Can Leaders Grow As Adults? Part 1

April 25, 2021
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Written By: Cahide Akkuzu Reading time: 6 minutes Robert Kegan, a renowned professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Education, has been studying adult learning and professional development for more than 30 years. His insights about the development of adults’ complex and multidimensional thinking capacity reveal the fact that 58% of American adults with college […]

The Leadership Challenge: Digital Transformation

March 12, 2021
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Written By: Cahide Akkuzu Reading time: 6 minutes I am continuing to write about leadership by addressing a very vital topic. Digital transformation has been one of the most critical initiatives of companies in recent years. There are many studies about the success rate of digital transformation initiatives. Unfortunately, all studies indicate that many of […]