Category Archives for Leading

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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Anyone Can Lead- Right?

Most start out on their career with aspirations of going as far as they can.  Usually in big organisations that means climbing up through a hierarchy to senior management or leadership role. Many do this successfully and go on to achieve great things.  Others find it a struggle.  We all know that in organisations there […]

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Developing As A Leader: Getting Exposure To Different Ways

Leading at the best of times is challenging.  Yet it is surprising how many leaders or aspiring leaders approach their professional development. In the early stages there is a huge focus on formal qualifications.  Learning about models, theories, principles, doing case studies are seen as the best option. At some point, some form of leadership […]

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Where’s Your Focus?

As someone in or close to a leadership role you clearly are good at what you do.  Otherwise you would not be viewed as a leader. Yet one thing I have noticed over the years is that there is often a disconnect between the role someone in a leadership is expected to do and what […]

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What Makes You A Good Leader?

When was the last time you sat down and really thought about this?  If you are like most people never or the last time you were preparing for a job interview. When I am working with leaders and I pose this question initially they come up with all the buzz words.  Someone who inspires, visionary, […]

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Is Being Comfortable Hindering Your Potential As A Leader?

Leaders are ultimately judged on their results.  Simple to say but not necessarily easy to accept. For those who make it into a leadership role, it is often their personal drive, determination, achievement and blend of personal qualities that help them to climb the career ladder. Once they make it to a senior level something […]

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