Category Archives for Leadership Qualities and Attributes

The Most Valuable Things You Can Do As A Leader

Leading is a strange mixture of highs, lows, challenges and opportunities, excitement and frustration.  Despite this there are plenty people who are keen to step up to the plate and take on a formal leadership role. So as a leader, what are some of the most valuable things that you can do? Provide A Clear […]

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The Many and Varied Roles of the Leader

How often do you come across articles or blog posts that try to overly simplify the role of the leader or are written by people who on the face of you wonder if they ever have actually taken the lead on anything? I think we would all accept that a very high level, the role […]

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What’s Poor Leadership and Management Costing

Most people recognise that good leaders and managers can make a huge difference to business performance. Part of the way they do this is through the way they operate and work with others that they lead or manage. I came across an article the other day The Real Cost Of Bad Bosses on www.inc.com that […]

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What’s Different About Successful Leaders?

Many people aspire to make it into a senior management or leadership role.  While may people make it to a senior level and achieve great success, others struggle. So what’s different about successful leaders? Positive Choice Sometimes people end up in leadership roles because it is the only option for moving forward in their professional […]

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Setting Yourself A Personal Leadership Challenge

We all to some extent thrive on achievement and in that respect I am no different from anyone else. When I speak to people about development and growth they will often talk about budget constraints meaning that their employer is not supporting them in this area. On the blog I write a lot about leading, […]

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7 Strategies To Keep Your Morale High In Tough Times

When times are tough it can be really easy for morale to plummet and feel de-motivated.  While we all have times when we are not firing on all cylinders, allowing this to be the norm for longer periods of time will directly impact on the results you deliver. So how can you keep your morale […]

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What Does It Take To Lead

Leading is tough as we all know.  In this video blog post I share my thoughts on some of the leadership qualities, atttributes and skills that are needed to lead.  Click on the player below to watch. Duncan Brodie helps professionals in organisations to become highly effective leaders.

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Finding Your Natural Leadership Style

Much is written about the different leadership styles and the relative merits of one style over another.  In truth when it comes down to it most leadership styles can be condensed into 3 main categories. Those that are predominantly directive and perhaps seen as slightly authoritative. Those where the focus is predominantly around involving others […]

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5 Benefits Of Mastering Self Leadership

As a professional person in a highly technical role, like most people, you probably think about leadership in terms of direction setting, bringing out the best in others and getting the best results. While all of these things are important, it is just as vital to master self leadership if you are going to succeed […]

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7 Keys To Being A Successful Leader

I have created this short video blog post using Camatasia Studio 7 to share my thoughts and views on what it takes to be a successful leader. What in your experience contributes to being a successful leader?  Why not leave a comment with your best insights. Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps professional people […]

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