Simon Thiessen

Simon Thiessen

Simon is CEO and a senior Learning Facilitator for The Real Learning Experience. He divides his time between working with a small group of clients, building our network of license partners, running the company and writing for our blogs. Outside work he is a father of 4, an enthusiastic triathlete, an aspiring author and a passionate advocate for children with dyslexia

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Recent Posts

The Three C's of Leading Through Uncertain Times

by Simon Thiessen on 21-May-2020 14:28:13

Leading through this current Covid-19 period of time is certainly something we don’t have a blueprint for. Last week we filmed a video around the...

Emotional intelligence in leadership - you wont make it without it

by Simon Thiessen on 18-May-2020 09:00:00

Leadership is all about other people. The irony is, it starts with you. 

During the current Covid-19 climate, emotions are more escalated now than...

How to work effectively under pressure

by Simon Thiessen on 06-Apr-2020 10:00:00

Do you have the essential leadership quality to cope with workplace stress and pressure?

Today's leaders are consistently subjected to increasing...

The gap between your intended and your actual leadership style

by Simon Thiessen on 30-Mar-2020 11:00:00

Intention and execution in leadership style

I work with many leaders who have great intentions. They go to work every day intending to lead their...

What is a leader? 3 answers that will make you exceptional

by Simon Thiessen on 23-Mar-2020 10:30:00

What is a leader? That's just the tip of the iceberg

This is a question we here repeatedly from participants in our leadership program. Usually it...

Improve your leadership performance with assertive communication

by Simon Thiessen on 16-Mar-2020 10:00:00

Assertive communication leads to better workplace performance

The assertive balance - being neither passive nor aggressive  - is difficult to...

Examples of good leaders: Eight habits to get your people pumping

by Simon Thiessen on 09-Mar-2020 14:45:00

Leadership excellence depends on motivating each individual

In a series of recent articles we have explored ways of motivating each individual. A...

CoCooning - The time management strategy that will save your sanity

by Simon Thiessen on 04-Mar-2020 16:16:00

Spread your wings with cocooning

This short video outlines a time management strategy that we use ourselves everyday. This simple strategy has...

Time management strategies: do it at your inconvenience (Monday quickie)

by Simon Thiessen on 02-Mar-2020 10:00:00

Are you too busy?

Stop and think for a moment. When was the last time you had too much time? Can you remember when you didn’t have too much to do?

Manage people performance with clarity (video)

by Simon Thiessen on 03-Dec-2019 16:18:00

Crystal clear? Or clear as mud?

There seems to be an impenetrable barrier between the mind of managers and the minds' of their people: no matter...