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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5 Things You Must Demonstrate In Job Interviews

Selection interviews are still the most common way of appointing new staff.  If you are the candidate, your objective is to persuade those hiring that you are the best person for the job.   Having been interviewed many times myself and interviewed loads of applicants and helped clients do better in job interviews, I believe that there […]

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Presenting: 7 Top Tips For Delivering A Great Presentation

It is claimed that some people fear giving a presentation more than death.  Now in many respects this is crazy.   A presentation really isn’t life or death.  More of a slightly more presssurised communication. So what are my top tips for delivering a great presentation?Be clear about what you want to achieve as a result of your presentation […]

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What do you do to motivate others?

One of the key roles of anyone who is managing is to get results through others.  To get others to deliver results for you, it is vital that you motivate them.  Managers often believe that pay and rewards are the key things that motivate people.  Without doubt pay and rewards play a part of motivating […]

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