Leadership

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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…

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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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We Have Just Lost One Of The Greatest Leaders Of All Time

Nelson Mandela, the freedom fighter prisoner-turned-president who reconciled South Africa after the end of apartheid, died on Thursday, December 5, Mandela was 95. (more…)

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The ‘Chess Master’ Turned Global CEO – Is That Logical?

I read a great interview on the BBC web site this week. In it Matthew Wall a BBC Business Reporter interviewed Alan Trefler the chief executive of business software group Pegasystems. The first question got me hooked but it came from the interviewee not the…

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I’m A Manager, Get Me Out Of Here!

In just two weeks’ time the latest batch of “celebrities” will start their jungle adventure in Australia. It is rumoured that this year’s “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!” competition will be much tougher than previous, and that the camp is infested with…

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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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What Makes An Ideal Manager? – Video Blog

We get asked quite often on our management courses “What makes an ideal manager?”, and there are many factors to take into consideration when answering this question. The ideal manager leads by example, they recognise that simply directing or telling will only get short term…

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Effective Management Skills- Video Blog

We have often seen people on our courses who are complaining about how things are in a working environment. We know as managers that we have to spend time specifically with individuals within the team. But what can you specifically do to make sure these…

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