All posts by Duncan Brodie

5 Common Mistakes of Financial Turnaround Projects

In the currently challenging economic climate, many organisations are having to embark on financial turnaround or financial survival projects.  While these might be necessary, what mistakes is it important to avoid? Seeing it as something for the accountants rather than business change projects. Focusing too much on quick fixes. Deck chair shuffling.  In other words […]

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What’s your leadership style?

There are many differing views on leadership styles.  What differentiates styles is the degree to which one directs rather than involves.  There are 5 key styles of leadership: Telling or the just do it style which is good to use in times of crisis or emergency. Telling and selling where you tell what needs to […]

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6 Benefits of Team Working

We all have experienced times when we were part of a great team and there are other times when we struggle along in isolation.  In my experience there are 6 main benefits of team working: More creativity leading to more ideas and better results Increased employee satisfaction The opportunity to develop and acquire new skills […]

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6 Things We Can Learn From The Apprentice About Management and Leadership

The Apprentice on the BBC is one of my favourite programmes to watch.  While it is entertaining, it is also a great opportinity to learn.  So what 6 things can we learn from the Apprentice about management and leadership? Focus on the market and never forget the customer Listen to differing views so that you […]

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6 Essential Leadership Skills

Leaders need to have a range of skills.  I have identified 6 that I regard as essential to leadership success: Change Management Team Buidling Innovation Relationship Building Global Awareness Decisiveness   What would you add to list? Leave a comment and let me know  

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10 Must Have Management Skills

Management is what creates and sustains an organisation.  Without good management any business will struggle.  The trouble is that there is much to learn.  While continued learning is essential there are 10 skills that every manager needs if they are to succeed.   1.                  Planning   A manager you needs to be competent in business planning, […]

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