Leadership: Are You Making The Tough Calls

Pick up any newspaper, trawl the internet or turn on your TV or radio and you are probably hearing a lot about the economy.  At times like this, leaders really earn their salary.  In many ways times like now really set apart the best from the rest. If you are in a leadership role right now, you […]

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Leadership Tips: The Importance of Communication

Communication is not just a core leadership skill but also a core ingredient to your success.  Communication includes speaking, writing and listening.  As a leader, you need to master all three. Speaking How many times each day do you speak.  Probably quite a few.  As a leader you need to get your message across as […]

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The Cost of Not Delegating

If you are a manager you are probably trying to keep a whole host of tasks and projects moving forward at the same time.  You probably know that you could achieve more if you were to delegate more.  In my experience managers often come up with a whole host of reasons for not delegating.  I […]

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Leadership Traits: Self Awareness

One trait that you probably identify in the best leaders is self awareness.  Self awareness is about knowing what you do best, what makes you tick, what impact you have on others and where you still need to grow and develop. The benefit of being self aware is that you can aim to play to […]

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Career Goal: Do You Have One?

Many people want to achieve success in their careers.  Far fewer have a clear overall goal for their career.  Having an overall career goal is about knowing just how far you want to climb the career ladder.  Maybe middle management is as far as you want to go.  Others might aspire to be a Director […]

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Leadership and Management: 5 Reasons To Set Goals

There is a great phrase that I came across which really captures the benefit of having goals.  Goals are merely dreams or desires with legs.  If you are a leader, I am sure that you want to be a success and setting goals is one of the key tools that you can use to achieve […]

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6 Key Areas In A Staff Appraisal Agenda

Staff appraisals are an ideal opportunity to provide feedback and provide motivation for employees.  Trouble is that many managers see it as a box ticking exercise and as a result employees lose interest and see it as a waste of everyone’s time So what are the 6 key areas that you need to cover in […]

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The Key Benefits Of Being An Enthusiastic Leader

Being a leader can be rewarding and at the same time challenging.  Enthusiasm is a key characteristic of being a successful leader.  So what are some of the key benefits of being an enthusiastic leader?   Benefit 1: Others follow  Who would you be most likely to follow.  Someone who is upbeat and focuses on […]

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Time Management Challenges

I have recently being doing a survey on peoples biggest challenges.  One of the most common challenges seems to be time management.  The trouble with time is that we all have the same allocation of time and unlike our PC we can’t buy an upgrade of time.  We all have 24 hours each day.  168 […]

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Team Working: The Power of Using Real Life Comparisons

Delivering a training course recently, I was really impressed how one group used real life comparisons to illustrate some of the characteristics of the best teams.  As an example, one pointed to one of the reasons a choir works so well is that everyone has a very clearly defined role.  Team members in business teams […]

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