Leadership

Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

 

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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5 Steps To Choosing An Appropriate Leadership Style

On our Management Training Courses we often find the most interesting discussions revolve around the section on Leadership styles, because many people have heard about them but haven’t really learned enough about them to build their knowledge and awareness of how to change styles when…

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Create a Team Vision That Will Inspire and Motivate

A key task that you as a manager can always improve in is that of creating a vision that will inspire your team. An inspiring vision should not just be left to the senior management team to develop. It’s something that will drive and motivate…

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Apply Jack Welch’s Leadership Principles

Jack Welch was a respected business leader and writer and is quoted as proposing these fundamental leadership principles (notably these principles are expanded in his 2001 book ‘Jack: Straight From The Gut’): (more…)

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When To Lead, When To Manage

When should you lead and when should you manage? This age-old question has been asked by many people on our programmes. Our short answer is…it depends on the situation. Whether you show adequate leadership skills or display excellent management abilities will be determined by the…

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5 Tips To Ensure That Your Employees Are Safe In The Workplace

In the past we’ve talked about workplace safety but from the standpoint of employee burnout and, more recently, the importance of having a plan if your organisation is affected by a pandemic like the H1N1 virus. Today, though, I’d like to take a step back…

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If Carlsberg Made Managers…

I get asked all the time about what makes an outstanding manager or leader. I actually think it’s a combination of skills as it depends on the circumstances but overall, in my opinion, it’s someone who understands themselves and who can understand others to get…

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