How To Replace Old Management Thinking with New Leadership Ideas

Often on our coaching and consultancy programmes, the discussions come round to new ways of thinking; that is, what do today’s managers do that yesterday’s managers didn’t? It’s an intriguing question and one that would fill many books with the myriads of answers that could be given. Many old-style managers still exist out there (Lord[…..]

7 Essential Traits To Be An Effective Leader

  The age old cliché of ‘Great leaders are born not made’ is thrown around a lot in many walks of life, whether you are talking about the manager at work or the captain of your football team. Personally, I don’t buy into this. I think that anybody can put their mind to being a[…..]

How Does Your Leadership CV Read?

Keeping your CV up to date does not mean you are looking for another job. I am often asked for my CV to form part of a proposal for training or consultancy work. Updating your CV regularly also reminds you how much or how little CPD (Continuing Professional Development) work you have done recently.c

The Wrong One: Why David Moyes Had To Go

As a neutral football supporter watching the Premier League this season, the demise of Manchester United has been absolutely wonderful to watch. Seeing them lose at home on a regular basis and watching the once smug Stretford End cry into their pies in the stands has been a welcome change to the long-standing dominance they[…..]

How To Replace Old Management Thinking with New Leadership Ideas

Often on our coaching and consultancy programmes, the discussions come round to new ways of thinking; that is, what do today’s managers do that yesterday’s managers didn’t? It’s an intriguing question and one that would fill many books with the myriads of answers that could be given.

Managing Supplier Relationships

I joined a lively debate on a radio phone in recently that asked a similar question to mine above but in connection with entrepreneurs. Not surprisingly most of the contributors were entrepreneurs and nearly all of them had stories of parents or grandparents that were,I joined a lively debate on a radio phone in recently[…..]

The Six Thinking Hats Infographic

We’ve all heard of the Edward De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats haven’t we? Well, we should hope you have! In this infographic we are going to revisit these 6 learning styles and asess how you can use them in your role.We’ve all heard of the

How To Inspire When You Are Just Giving Out Information

Managers recognise the need to inspire and energise their people to perform at their best and hit their potential. However, if all you’re doing is passing out information or topping up their knowledge with data, how can motivation or inspiration play even a small part in the communication?

Winning In Business Is A Marathon – Not A Sprint!

I watched the London Marathon with great interest this weekend; I was exhausted just watching these runners from the comfort of my own sofa! It had me thinking about the motivations for running a marathon and the mentalities of winning.