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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22 Tips On How To Land That Next Job

If you have picked up this article then chances are you: Have decided you want a new job Have started looking but are not getting interviews Are getting interviews but not getting offers. So let me cut to the chase and share 22 things you can do to land that next job: Get clear about […]

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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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The Career Success Planning Cycle

Many people talk about wanting to be successful in their career. In this short video I share some thoughts and ideas on the career success planning cycle. What I have noticed is that when people start to approach their career in a focused and systematic way, they achieve much better results and make more progress. […]

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