The Real Challenges of Remote Leadership

Whether it is local, national or even international, leaders are finding more and more that they are having to lead teams of people who are remotely based from them. Leading in any context is tough but the physical distance between you and the team mean that you need to do some things differently. So what […]

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How To Have A Highly Motivated Team

Leaders and manager who get the best from their teams will achieve better results. This makes sense but in many ways motivating a team of people can be a lot tougher than it might appear on the face of it. In this video I share some thoughts and tips on motivating others. Duncan Brodie helps […]

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Creating The Conditions For Team Success

If you ask most managers and leaders about the importance of teams, most will recognise that they can really make a difference in terms of results. At the same time there is often a big difference between what people know and actually do. In some cases there can be a disconnect between what leaders and […]

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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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Shifting Your Thinking When Moving Into Leadership and Management

Professional people are usually great within their own area of expertise. As they start to move away from their area of expertise into managing and leading it can often be a challenge. In many respects this is not surprising. When managing and leading you are in a position where the results that you achieve are […]

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The Importance of Relationships In Achieving results

As a professional person you have the potential to deliver great results. Of course no matter how good you are personally you can only achieve so much working in isolation. If you are to really deliver to your potential, it is vital that you get the support and buy-in of others. This sounds simple in […]

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How To Develop Your Soft Skills

As a professional person you obviously need to keep your technical skills up to date. Looking back over my career and working with clients, what I have noticed is that it is really important to keep developing your skill set. Technical skills will take you so far in your career. What I have found is […]

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How To Get The Best From Your Team

Smart managers and leaders know that if they are going to achieve results, they have to get the best from teams. In theory this all makes sense. In practice it can be whole lot more challenging than it might first appear. So what would I suggest to get the best from a team? • Be […]

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Working Effectively In A Diverse Team

At some level we all understand that if we are able to pull together the collective experience, knowledge and wisdom of teams we will achieve a much better outcome.   On the other hand what we understand and what we actually put into action is often very different. Within any professional field you have groups […]

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What Are You Really Good At?

You will have heard me say many times in blog posts, videos and perhaps even in person that you have to be able to market and sell yourself to potential employers. The thing is most professionals either don’t spend the time really getting an insight into themselves and what they offer to a potential employer […]

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