Connection Resources

To be an approachable leader means being open and willing to listen. It means creating an environment where employees feel comfortable approaching you without fear of negative consequences.
Storytelling can help leaders build a strong organisational culture by reinforcing shared values and beliefs. By sharing stories about the company’s history, successes, and challenges, leaders can create a sense of identity and community that fosters loyalty and commitment among employees.
While empathy can be extremely helpful for building strong relationships with team members and understanding their needs and concerns, it’s certainly not the only factor that determines a leader’s success.
Every leader wants to be credible in the eyes of their employees. But part of this credibility also means being influential. Becoming an influential leader is much more than simply getting people to do what you want.
Embrace transparency in the way you communicate as a leader and, in return, your employees will give you their loyalty, advocacy, commitment and trust.
Anyone in a leadership position needs solid negotiation skills to help navigate many different scenarios they could find themselves in. As a leader, how prepared are you when it comes to negotiating?
An open letter, written on behalf of middle managers, to their leaders – the CEOs and others in the C-suite on how to better take care of direct reports.
Matrix-led business research reveals dual reporting can lead to conflict and confusion, particularly when leaders have different leadership styles.
Nobody confides or puts their trust in invisible leaders. It’s a leader’s genuine presence and availability that increases team morale, loyalty and commitment.
As we transition and adapt to the ‘new normal’ hybrid work culture, it’s important leaders think about what their team members need and expect from them.


Connection is an important aspect of leadership, as it involves building lasting relationships that have an impact on the behaviours, attitudes, engagement levels, opinions, and choices of others. This can be achieved through networking, influencing, collaborating, creating connection, and communicating effectively, topics we cover here. By building connection through these activities, you can inspire others and create a positive impact on the behaviours, attitudes, and engagement levels of those around you.