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Leadership Resources



Leadership Resources

Rowan has produced a number of videos for you to watch and articles for you to read , learn and develop as a leader. These are free of charge. Along with the books authored by Rowan you can purchase, they form the building blocks for you to really supercharge your leadership experience. Contact Rowan for further information about bespoke workshops and training sessions for you and your organisation.

Latest Articles

To supercharge your leadership

6 Ways To Stop Blaming Others

5 min
Instead of always blaming others for the mistakes, leaders should own up to their own mistakes. Promote creative thinking in the team by rewarding your team when they admit to their own mistakes as this develops much needed experience.
April 19, 2021

How do I Boost Employee Morale?

5 min
It's not always about your interests but more about the interests of the group.
March 25, 2021

10 Characteristics of a Real Leader

6 min
Many believe they are leaders when in fact they are simply managers. Learn what it takes to be a real leader!
February 8, 2021

6 Ways to Lead by Example

5 min
Your followers will be watching you closely, so set the correct example!
January 19, 2021

Does Your Leadership Need Salt?

4 min
Leadership requires developing the next generation of leaders. To do this you need to ensure that they are actually learning something and they can apply the new skills.
December 17, 2020

3 Ways to Deal with Conflict

5 min
Dealing with conflict is not always pleasant. Learn to deal with it!
November 10, 2020

7 Habits of a Relational Leader

3 Min
Stay On Top Of Your Game With These Habits
July 15, 2020

5 Ways Relational Leaders Prevent Burnout

5 Min
Don't Allow Yourself To Become Overwhelmed
August 11, 2020

Let Your Mentees Blossom

3 Min
Help Your Employees Be The Best Version Of Themselves
September 2, 2020

Day Follows Night

5 Min
All Crises Come To An End
October 14, 2020

Leadership videos

Rowan's reflections on leadership

Leadership Books

by Rowan van dyk

Fundamentals of Leadership


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Are you having a leadership meltdown? Does it seem as if you’re drowning in this leadership quagmire? Are you stressed because your team is not engaged and it seems as if they don’t trust you as their leader? Do you feel that you’ve lost your way? Don’t worry help is at hand! Fundamentals of Leadership is a profound, thought-provoking, impactful and practical guide for leaders to cussed into the next decade. Rowan van Dyk offers proven, researched, simple advice to help leaders who are stuck in relationship limbo or dealing with a team who are disengaged and won’t commit. In Fundamentals of Leadership, you’ll read how confident, authentic, relational leaders handle the team challenges and have the time of their life in the process. Fundamentals of Leadership shows you how… to understand what makes your teams tick how to identify your unique leadership style and use it to your advantage what motivation strategies to use how to measuring performance for the best results how managing your time effectively affects your leadership which problem solving techniques work best how to lead remotely and get results what techniques work effectively when leading in times of a crisis …and so much more. If insecurities and self-doubt bring out the worst in you, it is time retrain your way of leading to attract trust from your team. Whether going through a crisis, acquiring a new team, stuck in relationship limbo or trying to start one up with your team members, Fundamentals of Leadership is for you. You’ll learn how the most authentic, confident, sincere leaders handle team relationships with very little effort or stress and a lot of integrity and confidence. Start reading Fundamentals of Leadership immediately!

$4.97 USD

The ART of Leadership


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To be more effective as a leader you need to develop relationships and re-instil your team’s trust in you. In this session, you’ll gain powerful tips and tools you can use to develop those relationships and TRUST that proves to your team you have their backs! This book offers practical techniques that can be used immediately to regain their trust. Participants will learn how to develop Leader-Rings that create a safe working environment and apply the principles of the Authentic Creative Leadership Matrix.

$4.95 USD

Why Great Leaders Are Catalysts


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Want to change the way you lead? Are you really a leader or are just administrating and controlling? Be honest with yourself and find out the truth behind the Leadership Formula, the Leadership Flag and the Core of the Cabbage. As a catalyst leader, you will find how to lead others and find your message and develop new leaders

$3.99 USD

First Time Leadership


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Too often we are thrown into the deep end of a leadership position without having the first clue as to how to perform our duties as leaders, how to utilise our resources and how to lead our very first team. This book aims to fix that by giving you the insights into your new position along with leadership examples, tips, tools and techniques to make your first embarkation on the path to leadership a successful one.

$4.99 USD

Effective Time Management


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If you are constantly tired, forever missing deadlines, overworked or simply feel that you are too busy being busy and simply hopping from one crisis to another then the chances are that your time is being poorly managed. This book aims to make you understand the problem with time and guide you to a solution to a happier and more productive time with sound advice, valuable strategies and insights.

$4.50 USD

The Leadership Flag


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The Leadership Flag is used as the basis for the allegiance of young and emerging leaders where they pledge allegiance to the Leadership Flag as the basis of their values and pledge to live a Lifestyle befitting a true leader. They pledge to be an Example for others and to exercise Authority, Discipline and Emotional-Intelligence as required by a successful leader. They pledge to always act Reasonably and with Sincerity and Humility towards their followers and team members, and to display the vision by sharing Information regularly with their team to empower ad develop them. Furthermore, they pledge to Passionately live and share the message of their vision in order to achieve the maximum results as a true leader.

$1,95 USD