Category Archives for Leading

The True Cost Of Procrastinating When Leading

As a leader you are ultimately judged on the results that you deliver. While just about every leader understands this at a conceptual level, they still engage in doing and acting in ways that hinder the delivery of results. One of the key culprits is procrastination. So what’s the real impact on your success of […]

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How To Make The Big Decisions As A Leader

Leading is not for the faint hearted. A core part of your role is to move the organisation forward and improve it. In many ways as one milestone is achieved, another often more challenging one comes along. In your role as a leader you will have to make many big decisions. While it sounds easy […]

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Leadership Insights from Leading by Sir Alex Ferguson

I don’t read that many books from those in sport. At the same time I was looking forward to reading Leading by Sir Alex Ferguson. Ferguson has a reputation for being someone who demands hard work and for having quite a temper. When you get into the book you start to see the differences between […]

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What Are You Committing To In 2016?

A new year is often a time when people make all sorts of commitments or resolutions. More often than not they are never achieved. I heard the other day that 80% of resolutions are never achieved. Why? There are several reasons in my experience. Not Enough Desire If I look back over my life, all […]

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What Type Of Leader Do You Want To Be?

As a leader there are plenty of demands on you.  It just goes with the territory.  You will always have targets to meet, stakeholders to satisfy and the likes.  At times this will test and stretch you to the limit. While leaders need to deliver, there is also the question of what type of leader […]

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Leading In Challenging Times

Most would agree that leading is tough a lot of the time.  Sometimes as a leader you will find yourself in a situation where you are in really challenging times. I can recall being in a leadership role where we had significant challenges in making payments to suppliers and even to employees because we were […]

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Why People Struggle When They Move Into A Leadership Role

When we start out in our career, I guess most of us want to get on and go as far as they can.  In most cases that means climbing the career ladder. Some make that transition with ease but an awful lot of people seem to find it a struggle when they move into a […]

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The Key Components To Being A Good Leader

Ever stood on the outside watching your boss and thought how you could do a much better job?  In truth we probably have at some point or other in our career. You see when you are not in a leadership role it all seems so straightforward.  On the other hand when you are in the […]

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What People Look For In Leaders

Everyone has their own ideas on what they want from leaders.  At the same time I have noticed some common themes that come up time and time again when working with leaders. So what are some of those common themes? Someone Who Has Self Confidence No one like a know it all.  By the same […]

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Are You In Leadership or Management?

Whenever I am running a workshop or training on leadership, I usually start with a question. The question on the face of it should be really easy to answer.  The question I ask is: What is leadership and how is it different from management? Yet in reality it is very difficult to answer. What I […]

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