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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It’s Just The Start

Many professional people want to get on in their career.  They see success in terms of how far they climb the career ladder.  Many aspire to get to senior level leadership and management roles. They may work really hard to build a range of skills and attributes to become effective leaders. Then when they reach […]

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What Efforts Further Organisational Goals?

One of the most pressing challenges facing most leaders is how do I get everything I need to do done without working excessive hours. I can recall when I was in a leadership roles.  There were plenty of meetings to attend, calls on my time and demands for input not to mention multiple deadlines. I […]

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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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Are You Making The Most Of Your Time As A Leader?

As anyone who is in or has ever been in a leadership role will tell you, there are no shortage of demands for your time, advice, insights and decisions to name just a few. While on a personal level this might feel good that you are in demand.  There are also hidden dangers too. Firstly […]

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How To Make Sure You Are A Serious Contender In Any Job Interview

Whether you like it or not, an interview with one or several people is the most common way employers decide who gets appointed to a particular role. When I am working with or speaking with people, they have a tendency to see the whole job interview process as a bit of a lottery.  They will […]

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Why You Might Be Stuck In Your Career

Most people start out in their career full of enthusiasm.  At that time it seems like there are no boundaries on how far you can go. If you are in a professional or technical role you probably invested time, energy and money in getting the qualifications that opens the doors to more senior level roles. […]

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