Category Archives for Developing As a Leader

Leadership Lessons From The Upcoming UK Election

In seven days time, Britain will go to the polls and vote on who should lead the country over the next 5 years. Without doubt whoever wins faces a challenging agenda. The run up to the election has provided some interesting lessons in leadership more generally.  So what are some the key lessons. The Demands […]

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9 Must Read Leadership Books

In this blog post, I thought I would do something different and share with you 9 books that I recommend for anyone with a real interest in leadership. Leighton On Leadership – Alan Leighton What I really like about this book is the range of tips and ideas throughout the book from a wide range […]

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Key Areas Of Knowledge For Effective Leaders

As a leader, you probably started out life in a particular discipline or function. In order to make the step successfully from functional expert to leader, it is vital that you have a broader range of knowledge. This includes: Finance – you don’t need to be an expert in accounting but you do need to […]

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10 Ways to Toughen Up

The December 2009 edition of Management Today highlights 10 key ways to toughen up. The first, and very wise, tip is not to take it personally. It is all too easy to fall into this trap if things are not going well. The second dimension is about self-belief and the importance of believing in yourself. […]

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5 Ways To Boost Your Leadership Performance

If you are a leader I am guessing that you want you be successful and gain the rewards from that success.  At the same time, leading just like everything else requires ongoing work from you personally if you are to achieve success.   There are many steps or things that you can do to boost […]

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Leadership Success: The Fast Track to Greater Personal Effectiveness

It is often said that if you want to become a great leader of others you need to become a great self leader.  In the busy and pressurised work environment, mastering personal effectiveness can often be a huge challenge.    So what can you start to do to boost your personal effectiveness?   Take time […]

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Leadership Development: 5 Benefits of Working with a Coach or Mentor

Being a leader can be a really lonely existence.  Expectations are high and it can often be a real struggle to stay on top of your game and continually deliver great results.  Continuing to develop as a leader has never been so vital not least because of the major challenges facing many organisations right now. […]

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Leading and Managing: The Real Value of Feedback

I recently received an e-mail from someone to let me know that they had decided to unsubscribe from my list and gave me a couple of reasons why.  It got me thinking about the value of feedback in terms of leading and managing.  We all know that depending on how we view it, feedback can […]

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