Category Archives for Delivering Great Results as a Leader

Leadership: The Importance Of Coherent Plans

Here in the UK we are on the final run up to a general election. What’s clear is that whichever party is in power there are some significant challenges ahead. As early as the day after the election was announced, we saw the value of the pound fall against other currencies and part of the […]

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Leadership Success: Going The Distance

I don’t know about you but I am continually amazed how some people automatically believe that successful people were always successful. Truth is, in my experience, those that really achieved long term success were willing to go the distance. What I mean by this is that they: Got clear about the results that they wanted. […]

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5 Unique Challenges Of Leading In The Public Sector

Comparisons are often made as to whether the private sector is better than the public sector. Having had the opportunity to work in both, I believe that there are some unique challenges of leading in the public sector. So what are my top 5 unique challenges? Size A vast number of public sector organisations are […]

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6 Ways To Achieve Better Results In 6 Weeks As A Leader

If you are reading this blog post, I am guessing that you know that you need to keep growing but are short on time. To help you, here are 6 ways to develop in 6 weeks to get better results. Week 1: Take stock Before you can start to improve anything, you need to be […]

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10 Barriers To Innovation

A report by the Chartered Management Institute, published in December 2009, entitled, Innovation For The Recovery, identified the following 10 Barriers To Innovation: Excessive financial constraint Lack of time Lack of resources Risk aversion and fear of failure Organisational hierarchy Unclear leadership Insufficient incentives Insufficient training Insufficient talent Lack of autonomy. To overcome the barriers […]

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10 Actions To Take Your Leadership and Management Success To The Next Level

Action 1: Do an honest self assessment   It might be tough to do but if you are serious about moving forward, you need to take a long hard look at where you are right now in terms of mindset, skill set, experience and personal attributes.   Action 2: Get some feedback   Feedback is […]

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Leadership Success: How to Transform the Results You Deliver

As a leader you are ultimately judged on the results that you deliver.  The further you climb the career ladder the more you earn.  This higher level of earning can sometimes lead to complacency which can result in performance going down rather than up.  So how can you transform the results that you deliver and […]

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Leading and Managing: 8 Questions to Ask When Encountering Poor Performance

As a leader or manager, chances are that for the vast majority of time your people will consistently deliver great performance.  From time to time you are likely to encounter some who are not performing as expected.  So what questions should you be asking in these instances?   Does the employee have the personal ability? […]

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Leadership Success: Making The Long Term Commitment

In the modern day of mobile phones with facilities to access the web, send tweets, watch video and listen to audio to name just a few, it is easy to fall into the trap of expecting instant success or results.   Achieving leadership success on the other hand is very much a long term project.  […]

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Leadership Success: The 5 Golden Rules of Measuring Performance

Measuring may not be the thing that really excites you as a leader.  At the same time you probably have heard people say over and over again that what gets measured get’s done.  Any business that is serious about achieving results needs to measure performance.  So what are the 5 golden rules of measuring performance? […]

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