Resources

The Business of People: Leadership for the Changing World

Check out our new book – The business of People: Leadership for the Changing World.

This book was written by Iain fraser and I; to support leaders to be the best that they can be.

This people focused book, will assist you to develop and support yourself with your people leadership, knowledge, and skills. It is an opportunity to better manage yourself, lead others, along with managing and leading your organization into the modern volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world.

To find out more and/or to purchase it, click here!

Check out our book review on page 7 in the Regional News!

Book review

The Business of People: Leadership for changing the world

Book Sections

Articles to download

Finding your confidence and assertiveness
Finding your confidence and assertiveness
My brain is all over the place, time to refocus.
My brain is all over the place, time to refocus.
Needing a Time Management Boost? Making Every Day a “Do” Date, Not a “Due” Date
Needing a Time Management Boost? Making Every Day a “Do” Date, Not a “Due” Date

Resources by Madeleine

Let's Talk ... Let's Connect - E03 Leading with Emotion

Let's talk about Grief

Since 2014, I have had the privilege of doing a training tour each year with Work Skills Academy of New Zealand (WSDA), in Bangladesh. I am the Dean of the Facility of Personal Leadership. Because of the Covid-19 lockdown, no one has been able to work in face to face training. Therefore, the team are desperately trying to find new ways to keep the office going in Bangladesh. The WSDA team are also building off of all the hard work they have done already. Click here to watch the full video Or Read more...

Is it time to reset your boundaries?

Is it time to reset your boundaries?

Are you feeling stressed, pushed around, agreeing to do things for people when you don’t really want to? Maybe the reason for this is that you have let your personal boundaries slip. Boundaries are the limits and expectations you set for yourself and of others, for how you behave and for how they behave around you.

Let's talk about Grief

Let's talk about Grief

We don't talk much about grief - Culturally many of us don't deal with it well. Here, Cathy Sheppard talks with Madeleine Taylor about grief, and what we can do to help. There are three videos addressing grief in a time of Covid-19. Recognising what is grief in this time of Covid-19 Strategies for coping Useful resources

A note on re-joining your team at work

Self Leadership by Madeleine, Dean, WSDA NZ

Following this extraordinary time, as we in NZ excitedly bounce into Level 1, I am noticing a little fragility. I feel we have been holding our collective breath for a long time and now we can begin to breathe again. Someone recently talked about the idea of a stress hangover...

Self Leadership by Madeleine, Dean, WSDA NZ

Self Leadership by Madeleine, Dean, WSDA NZ

A discussion about self leadership.

Downloadable tools

You may use the tools freely and adapt them to suit your needs. Please acknowledge Madeleine Taylor as the author.

A guide for working with me (yourself)
A guide for working with me (yourself)
Personal planning guide
Personal planning guide
S.T.A.T.E. Something Astute To Express
S.T.A.T.E. Something Astute To Express
Self care plan
Self care plan

Other resources

Brene Brown

Brene′ has studied the power of vulnerability and instead of being scared of it - she suggests we work with it.

Margaret Heffernan: Willful Blindness

Margaret Heffernan demonstrates the danger of "willful blindness" and praises ordinary people like Benefield who are willing to speak up (Filmed at TEDxDanubia). The former CEO of five businesses, Margaret Heffernan explores the all-too-human thought patterns -- like conflict avoidance and selective blindness -- that lead managers and organizations astray.

Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

Sheena Iyengar: The art of choosing

Sheena is world renown researcher and author in the area of choice making. Sheena Iyengar studies how we make choices - and how we feel about the choices we make. Here she talks about both trivial choices (Coke v. Pepsi) and profound ones, and shares her groundbreaking research that has uncovered some surprising attitudes about our decisions.

Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

Baroness Onora O'Neil: What we don't understand about trust.

Baroness Onora O'Neil: What we don't understand about trust.

Trust is on the decline, and we need to rebuild it. Thats a commonly heard suggestion for making a better world but, says philosopher Onora ONeill, we dont really understand what we're suggesting. She flips the question, showing us that our three most common ideas about trust are actually misdirected.