Category Archives for Leadership Qualities and Attributes

Working With Difficult People

In the workplace you are going to have to get along with a lot of different people. Some you will get along with, others you will find difficult or challenging. It’s easy to make assumptions about people and believe that they are being difficult. In this video I share some thoughts on working with others […]

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What’s Your Leadership Style?

Is there a right or wrong style of leadership? In this video I share some thoughts on leadership stylees and what might be best in different situations Duncan Brodie helps accountants and professionals to become highly effective leaders.

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Why We All Need Some Downtime To Recharge

If you are like most professional people you are probably pretty driven.   Chances are you get a real kick out of achieving the next milestone whether that is a job move, new experience or a new challenge.   While it is great to be really driven, it is important to have some sense of balance.  […]

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Are You Ready To Lead?

Leading can appear really easy when you are on the outside looking in.  The reality is however very different.   I often think of leading a bit like mountain climbing.  Once you reach one peak there is another to be conquered.  There is always another challenge waiting for you.   People often ask me what […]

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What To Do When You Have A Major Setback As A Leader

Being in a leadership role is tough and without doubt there are going to be many highs and lows.  When you encounter those lows it can sometimes feel like it is the end of the world and really knock your confidence. So what can you do to bounce back when you encounter setbacks as a […]

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So What Do You Want To Have A Reputation For?

We all know that when you are in a leadership or management role you have to keep continually rising to the challenge. Over the years I have come across and worked with people who ended up stuck or stagnating in their career because they started to get a reputation that they did not want. When […]

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Great Leadership Traits

Many of us aspire to be successful leaders.  In this latest audio from my weekly leadership and management series I share my thoughts on what traits the most successful leaders have. I also invite you to leave a comment with some of the best traits you have seen in leaders or perhaps that you have. […]

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The Most Valuable Things You Can Do As A Leader

Leading is a strange mixture of highs, lows, challenges and opportunities, excitement and frustration.  Despite this there are plenty people who are keen to step up to the plate and take on a formal leadership role. So as a leader, what are some of the most valuable things that you can do? Provide A Clear […]

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The Many and Varied Roles of the Leader

How often do you come across articles or blog posts that try to overly simplify the role of the leader or are written by people who on the face of you wonder if they ever have actually taken the lead on anything? I think we would all accept that a very high level, the role […]

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What’s Poor Leadership and Management Costing

Most people recognise that good leaders and managers can make a huge difference to business performance. Part of the way they do this is through the way they operate and work with others that they lead or manage. I came across an article the other day The Real Cost Of Bad Bosses on www.inc.com that […]

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