Leadership

Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

 

Six Qualities Leaders Need Today

I was asked an interesting question via email this week that made me stop and think. The question was, What leadership qualities are most needed in today’s time of great change? I believe leaders play a vital role in each and every business today, and…

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List Of Indispensible Qualities Of A Leader

In his great book “21 Indispensible Qualities of a Leader”, John Maxwell describes what he considers to be the essential elements that make a great manager and leader. He has studied management for nearly 25 years and has come up with this list of qualities…

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5 Steps To Choosing An Appropriate Leadership Style

On our Management Open 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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5 Ways To Set Yourself Apart As An Inspirational Leader

I was having a chat with one of my team recently and we got onto the subject of best bosses we have ever worked for. Naturally, he said I was one of them (!!), but who else was on his list of excellent bosses? Well,…

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Leadership Lessons On Communication

I came across this quote from Colin Powell, the ex-Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, in America some time ago: “The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them…

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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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Best Leadership Qualities In Business

Leadership is one of those qualities we all know we need to develop but wonder how we can apply it every day at work. According to Vadim Kotelnikov, who carried out a survey on leadership roles, there are a number of main qualities that people…

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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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Lessons On Managing A Team

So, the World Cup is over, and most people would say the best team won the final. Whatever your viewpoint, we can see from the amount of interest in the finals over the last month that many people follow it all with a passion. As…

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7 Tips for Developing Your Leadership Skills

Have you been struggling with the concept of leadership lately? Are you unsure of how you should best blend your management responsibilities with your desire to be a leader to your team? Today I’d like to share 7 tips you can use to help enhance…

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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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