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The Secret Of Successful Leadership Is…? Self-Criticism!

That is the answer according to Jeff Immelt and he should know as he has been the boss of US giant General Electric (GE) for 12 years. He says “I think you can’t do a job like this for a long time unless you’re horribly…

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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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Stop Asking & Start Earning

Since the onset of the digital revolution and the rise of social media we are bombarded by requests to ‘like us’ and ‘follow us’ as well as many others too numerous to name. To all of these people and organisations I have a request of…

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The Mid-Career Crisis!

Workers in the UK including those in leadership and management are less happy than in France, Germany, the US, Canada and Australia, said a report by recruitment agency Randstad. (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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Need A Confidence Boost Or A Lift When Feeling Down? Try This Technique.

  Even positive ‘glass half full’ people like me can get down on occasions. Despite our best laid plans things can conspire against us, leaving us demotivated and even depressed. These memories of times of trauma in our lives (where we have felt intense negative…

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Why Your Management Skills Will Be Improved By Working In A Smaller Business

In a recent survey by totaljobs.com 28% of those polled said they hadn’t even considered working for a SME (Small to Medium Enterprise) and 51% believed the opportunity for career progression within a SME was less than working for a corporate organisation. (more…)

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Thoughts On The New Employee Shareholder Contracts

As of yesterday (1st September 2013), new legislation has come into force which allows employers to offer shares to employees in return for them giving up certain benefits. The benefits lost may include redundancy payments, their right to claim unfair dismissal and time off for…

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The Role Of The Leader In Customer Service

If you are a leader in a larger business or public sector organisation then you are probably not dealing with external clients on a regular basis. It is therefore easy (once you have agreed with them) to leave the policing of your customer service standards…

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What Qualities Should You Look For When Training New People?

As someone that has spent over 30 years in management and business ownership I have been responsible for training many new starters. About three years ago I had an epiphany that I would like to share with you. (more…)

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What Leaders & Managers Can Learn From Their Satnav

I would be very surprised in 2013 if any driver has never used a satellite navigation aid. Let’s face it, they are generally brilliant at providing us with clear instructions, usually in both a visual and audible format. They warn us of dangerous stretches of…

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5 Ways To Lead Your Organisation To Greatness

Any organisation needs a leader that people want to follow. Bringing people along with you on this journey involves great determination and high levels of engagement from your followers. (more…)

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