Vertical Development

Vertical development and Emotional Health

We all have defence mechanisms and views about people and situations that keep us stuck in our current ways of “doing things” (automated responses) as it feels safe and comfortable. When we let go of these fears and anxieties (our degree of self-centeredness), our view of the world changes and we can change the course of how we think and feel and what we do – increasing our range of behavioural freedom. Emotional Health Levels (Download PDF) offer a way
Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognise, understand and manage emotions in ourselves and others.
Emotional Intelligence is divided into the four clusters of Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness and Relationship Management (often been referred to very broadly as “people skills” in years gone by)

Organisational culture: transformation and renewal

Organisation Transformation and Renewal is integral to business success. When an organisation identifies a change in its Vision, Mission, Values and/or strategic direction it is critical that the culture is aligned to… Continue reading
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Transformational leadership

The leader of a group of people has the ability to sway everyone’s emotions and therefore affect performance. Emotions tend to be very infectious to all those around. When leaders drive emotions positively, they bring out everyone’s best. This effect is called resonance. Creating resonance through positive emotions e.g. enthusiasm,… Continue reading.
Creating a great team culture

Creating a great team culture

Building strong, collaborative and focused teams at all levels of an organization is important for its ongoing success. Teams who also see themselves as “mutually accountable” for their outcomes provide each other with the support to achieve this. When a team takes “real ownership” for the way in which it works… Continue reading.
The Enneagram


The Enneagram reveals important dimensions of leadership styles and assists leaders in better understanding what drives and motivates them as well as the impact that they have on others. Global Leadership Foundation works with leaders to: build their knowledge and practice in understanding their Enneagram types understand the gift and… Continue reading.

Building leadership brand

We all thrive in environments with leaders who inspire us, lead by example, are caring, inclusive and engaging, stimulate our creativity, share their wisdom with us and keep us continually informed, are enthusiastic and support us in seeing how our work makes a difference and getting things done. Daniel Goleman… Continue reading.

Leading through coaching

Our philosophy with coaching is to support and assist leaders to strengthen their capability to lead, adapt and continue to achieve during the many changes they experience. This is conducted in a safe, confidential and challenging environment with an emphasis on partnership and business success. Our work in executive coaching… Continue reading.

Leader as sponsor

Broad and Newstrom in “Transfer of Training” 1992, identify the critical role that managers of participants have in the transfer of learning into the work environment. Irwin Goldstein at the University of Maryland also found that “organisation climate was just as important to the transfer of information and skills learned… Continue reading.

Achieving results through others

Do you think of yourself as a facilitator? Chances are that you do if you are a trainer, or run development activities. If you are a leader, on the other hand, you may not realise just how much of a facilitator you are. In practice, a leader is a facilitator… Continue reading.

Conference presentations

International Enneagram Association Global Conference, Denver, 2-4 August 2013 IEA Presentation – The Emotionally Healthy Leader Emotionally Healthy Leader 2013 Emotional Health Levels Australian Medicare Local Alliance – Corporate Executives Conference 1-2 April, 2014  The Emotionally Healthy Leader Presentation Emotional Health Levels 9 Distinctions CCL – Future Trends in Leadership… Continue reading.
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“Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.” Eric Parsloe, The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring Mentoring is a powerful personal development and… Continue reading.