Leadership

Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

 

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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Should You Set the Vision, Lead the Team or Produce Results?

There are many leadership ideas out there that seem, at times, to be over-complicated and a bit unwieldy. Often, management is quite a simply design with some detail woven in among the fabric of complexity. But if we were to really examine the roles of the…

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How Management and Leadership Have Changed

Boy, how times have changed! We were discussing the Sinclair C5 in the office this week and many here had never even heard of it, let alone seen one! Launched during a by-gone age (1985!), it became an object of media and popular ridicule during…

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Don’t Be Great…Be Outstanding!

Since Steve Jobs’ sad passing, I have been doing a lot of reading about his style of management, ideas, creativity and concepts. He will always be remembered as a genius in my eyes, and has left a big gap in the world of creativity. I…

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Creating a Vision That Inspires Others To Follow

Have you ever driven into a fog bank that suddenly reared up in front of you? You immediately slow down, gripping the steering wheel tightly. If you are traveling with someone, conversation is abruptly stopped. You switch on your lights and peer through the murk…

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