Leadership

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One Of The Most Critical People Issues Facing Businesses Today

A question for you…. What would you consider to be one of the most critical people issues facing businesses today? Wow, that should make you stop in your tracks! When I spend time with managers of businesses I consult with, and the subject comes round…

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Can A ‘Retail Boss’ Improve Leadership In The NHS?

Former Marks and Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose has been appointed by the Government to lead a review into how to improve management in the NHS in England. He will be looking at how managers can improve and become more visible in hospitals. Sir Stuart…

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Leadership & Management – What’s The Difference?

This question is often asked but still causes much confusion as the terms are often used in different ways by different people and commentators. (more…)

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What Is ‘Growth’ Really All About In Terms Of Learning & Development?

We all understand the term growth when it comes to human anatomy or indeed any ‘living’ organism but what do we really mean by the term ‘growth’ when used in a learning and development context. The dictionary definition of growth is “The process of developing…

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3 Reasons Why Leaders Fail

The difference between being a successful manager or an unsuccessful manager is the ability to be a leader. Teams rely on their manager to take the lead knowing that they can follow with confidence. (more…)

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10 Top Qualities Of A Leader – Infographic

Becoming an effective and successful leader will require you to embody certain qualities that your team can follow and aspire to. These qualities can be learned and developed over time, so the first place to start is to understand what the top 10 qualities of…

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Management vs Leadership – Infographic

It is the age old debate; management vs leadership, which one is better? Well, if you ask most modern day managers and leaders they will tell you that both have their strengths and weaknesses and that different situations call for you to either manage or…

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Are You An Entrepreneurial Leader?

At a time when traditional businesses are being challenged by tough economic conditions, it is the entrepreneurial leaders who are leading the way towards recovery. So what can we learn from the behaviours we have observed of successful entrepreneurial leaders? Compare and contrast the following…

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As A Leader, How Accountable Are You For The Company’s Success?

Harry S Truman, former President of the United States is reported to have had a plaque on his desk which read, ‘The buck stops here’ sometimes referring to it in his speeches. The point he often made is that ultimately the leader has to make…

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A Surprising Quality That May Encourage Leadership

What character traits make a great leader? Decisiveness, confidence, intelligence? (more…)

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How To Become A Super-Leader

Mike was adamant that his idea was a good one, and he was determined to make it work in the office. What he hadn’t bargained for was the reaction his team displayed when he announced his ‘great initiative’. The team were distinctly underwhelmed by it…

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Defining and Modelling Excellence

  Who wouldn’t want their team to exhibit excellent work? The main reason I see managers complain about the quality of work produced by their teams is because we rarely talk about what excellence looks like and how we would know if it actually occurred.…

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