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10 Problems Great Managers Face

No matter how well you perform and the results you achieve, there will always be challenges and obstacles that will cause you to wonder if you are going in the right direction as a manager. Those challenges will make you question the validity of your…

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The Four Steps to LEAD Effectively

There has never been a better time for leaders to show their colours. Many businesses could be very much more successful than they currently are if leadership was more visible in every situation. Ask most managers and they will insist that they show good leadership…

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How Managers Can Learn From Sporting Icons

I was absolutely entranced by the Saracens versus Northampton Rugby Union Premiership Final at Twickenham. Not just because of the quality of the game, which was harrowingly-stunning in its bruising tackling and excellence in its nervous energy; but mainly because of the way that Saracens…

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How to Develop Commitment and Engagement Within Your Team

Managers and leaders often moan about the fact their team members don’t seem to be ‘engaged’ and ‘motivated’ at work. Their biggest moan seems to revolve around how so many people show lack of commitment to the company values, or simply switch off when asked…

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How To Replace Old Management Thinking with New Leadership Ideas

Often on our coaching and consultancy programmes, the discussions come round to new ways of thinking; that is, what do today’s managers do that yesterday’s managers didn’t? It’s an intriguing question and one that would fill many books with the myriads of answers that could…

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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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The Wrong One: Why David Moyes Had To Go

As a neutral football supporter watching the Premier League this season, the demise of Manchester United has been absolutely wonderful to watch. Seeing them lose at home on a regular basis and watching the once smug Stretford End cry into their pies in the stands…

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How To Replace Old Management Thinking with New Leadership Ideas

Often on our coaching and consultancy programmes, the discussions come round to new ways of thinking; that is, what do today’s managers do that yesterday’s managers didn’t? It’s an intriguing question and one that would fill many books with the myriads of answers that could…

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Winning In Business Is A Marathon – Not A Sprint!

I watched the London Marathon with great interest this weekend; I was exhausted just watching these runners from the comfort of my own sofa! It had me thinking about the motivations for running a marathon and the mentalities of winning. (more…)

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Pulp Fiction Or Fact? Is It ‘The End’ For Paper?

I would hate to be a leader in the publishing industry these days. Most magazines already have a digital format but how long do you go before stopping your paper versions altogether? (more…)

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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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How Does Your Leadership CV Read?

Keeping your CV up to date does not mean you are looking for another job. I am often asked for my CV to form part of a proposal for training or consultancy work. Updating your CV regularly also reminds you how much or how little…

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