Category Archives for Leadership Qualities and Attributes

Picking Yourself Up After A Disappointment As A Leader or Manager

While we like it or not setbacks and disappointments are just part and parcel of being in leadership and management roles. Of course we would like it to be continued success but life tends not to be like that. Even the most successful will encounter setbacks and in fact it is claimed that the most […]

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21 Dumb Things Bad Leaders and Managers Do

As a leader and manager you understand that to get the results that you are truly capable of you need to make best use of all the assets and resources at your disposal. Despite this every manager every leader and manager does some dumb things that actually prevents them from getting the best results from […]

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Have You Got The Winning Mindset?

From working with clients recently and reading some excellent books, I am noticing just how often mindset is coming up as a big contributor to leadership and personal success.   It got me thinking about some of the most successful people that I had the opportunity to work alongside in my 25 years in the accounting […]

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Six Stepping Stones To Being A Better Leader

We all know that being a leader is a big challenge.  On the face of it, leading in itself should not be that difficult but the reality in practice is that it is a challenge.  Unlike many areas there is no guaranteed blueprint that will work every time in any situation.   At the same time […]

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Don’t Wait For Someone Else To Act

Attending a recent conference for accountants, I was surprised by how many seemed to feel that, even though they were in leadership roles, they could not make things happen. Now let’s not pretend that leading is easy; it’s not. At the same time my view is that people who choose to step into a leadership role do so because they can make a difference.

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Real Leadership: Leading By Example

We often hear about those great leaders who have achieved something amazing in terms of corporate performance or turnaround. On the other hand there are fewer examples of others going out of their way to lead by example with only the best interest of another individual as their motivation. I came across such an example […]

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10 Key Attributes Of Successful Leaders

Being successful as a leader is much more than just acquiring knowledge, skills and experience. While these all matter, what really makes a difference are the personal attributes. Here are 10 of my key attributes of successful leaders.

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Why Creativity And Risk Taking Is Critical To Leadership Success

Leaders are ultimately judged on the results that they deliver. While this might sometimes seem unfair, all leaders understand that this is the reality.

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6 Leadership Lessons From The World of Politics

Being a politician might seem like an easy life and at the same time, just like leading in organisations, there are some major challenges. So what can we learn about leadership from politics?

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