Category Archives for General Leadership Articles

Britain’s Most Admired Companies by Sector

My last blog post highlighted Britain’s 10 most admired companies. This blog post highlights the most admired by sector. Source: Management Today December 2009 Banking: HSBC Building materials and merchants: Kingspan Chemicals: Johnson Matthey Construction – Heavy: Balfour Beatty Construction – Home: Berkley Group Engineering – Aerospace and Defence: Rolls-Royce Engineering and Machinery: Rotork Food […]

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Britain’s Most Admired Companies

A table of the most admired companies was published in Management Today magazine. This was based on peer evaluation. So who was in the top 10 of the 2009 Most Admired Companies? BSkyB Tesco Johnson Matthey Cadbury GlaxoSmithKline Rolls-Royce BP BG Group Diageo Cobham I wonder who you would include in your top 10 Most […]

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Leadership and Management Success in 2010: 8 Key Questions You Must Answer

A new year presents a golden opportunity to take stock and set out plans for great success in the year ahead.  For many, achieving the results that they want as a leader or manager is an important area, not least because of the personal rewards it brings.  In reality, success as a leader or manager […]

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Self Leadership Lessons From Current Adverse Weather

Like a lot of the UK, where I live is covered in snow and experiencing icy conditions.  As I was out clearing the driveway the best I could to get the car out, I noticed what was and what was not happening around me and it got me thinking about self leadership lessons that would […]

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Leadership and Management Success: What We Can Learn From Our Gym Workouts

While doing one of my regular sessions at the gym recently it occurred to me that there were many things that we can learn about leading and managing from the way we approach and what we do when it comes to working out.   So what are the key things that we can learn about […]

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Leadership Success: Fast Track to Setting Worthwhile Performance Measures

Targets, targets, targets.  It can sometimes feel like all of our time is spent ticking the right box rather than on improving business performance.   Just about every organisation has some form of performance measurement in place.  So how can you go about setting performance measures that are a real contributor to business success?   […]

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5 Leadership Myths

We all probably have our own views about leadership.  While it is true that we might all have slightly different views, I wonder if you are falling into the trap of believing 5 of the most common leadership myths. Leadership Myth 1: Leaders are born Now I don’t know about you but I have yet […]

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Leadership and Organisational Success: 3 Challenges in Creating Effective Strategies

As a leader one of your key roles is to set out the overall direction for the organisation over the medium to long term.  Pick up any textbook and it might seem like the easiest thing in the world to do.  Yet in reality it is often an area of real struggle.  Why is this […]

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Leadership and Organisational Success: Measuring What Matters

It might not be the most exciting thing that you do as a leader but achieving success relies on you having an effective system of measuring progress.  Think about it, if you are measuring something it is on your radar and if it is on your radar you are more likely to be alert to […]

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7 Common Blind Spots To Leadership Success

To be a successful leader it is vital that you are aware of your strengths and use them effectively.  While this might appear to be easy, we all have to a greater or lesser extent blind spots that get in the way of success.  So what are 7 common blind spots that can hinder your […]

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