Category Archives for Delivering Great Results as a Leader

25 Leadership Thoughts

Leadership is one of those odd areas. Unlike the detailed technical and professional work that many of my clients undertake, it can appear really simple. Yet the reality is very different.

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10 Realities Of The Modern Business Leader

Stepping into and prospering as a leader has never been an easy ride. These days I truly believe that the demands on the modern business leader are huge. So what are 10 realities of the modern business leader?

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5 Keys To Creating A Strategy

Pick up one of the many books around leadership and you might get the impression that creating strategy is all about blue sky thinking and away days. In truth, creating and delivering on a business strategy is a major challenge. So what is key to creating strategy?

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8 Reasons Why Business Cases Get Rejected

If you are a manager or leader, there will be times when you need to produce a business case for funding. When you present a business case, you are asking the organisation to commit to potentially huge amounts of initial, and possibly ongoing, funding.

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The Big People Development Mistake

On one level I truly believe that leaders really get the importance of people to the success of the business. On the other hand, I notice that many organisations these days take an accounting approach to people. So what do I mean by that?

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15 Myths About Leading

As someone who has extensive experience of leading and helps others to achieve success as a leader or manager, I am a pretty avid reader around the topic. While there are many great insights and words of wisdom, there are many myths too.

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Leadership Achievement: The Challenge Of Making Choices

One of the things you need to be ready and willing to do as a leader is to make choices and then act on them to get results. While there are often lots of models and frameworks that you can use for making choices, the truth is it can be a really big challenge.

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5 Reasons To Stop Chopping and Changing As A Leader

Leadership is in many ways a marathon rather than a sprint. Despite this we often see organisations continually chopping and changing, amongst others, the leadership team. While it might seem sensible and logical at the time, it might not be the best option long term.

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Leadership: How To Avoid Initiative Overload

In the fast moving world of business, it can sometimes feel to employees that they are on a conveyor belt, simply waiting for the next initiative to come along. While organisations need to be alert to the need to change things, there is a danger that this can turn into initiative overload. So how can you avoid this?

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