Category Archives for Leading

Leadership: The Realities of Being a Director

You might have believed that when you became a Director, life would get a whole lot easier.  In reality, it is quite the complete opposite.  So what are the realities of being a Director in an organisation? Reality 1: Everyone looks to you People and employees in particular often regard Directors as being the people […]

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Embracing Change

Whatever organisation you are working in right now, there is likely to be some form of change happening. You might be: Restructuring Acquiring another business Cutting numbers of staff Implementing new working practices Sometimes we fall into the trap of thinking that change is difficult or requires some special skills which you might not have.  […]

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Leadership and Change: The 3 Key Roles of the Change Leader

Those in leadership positions will sooner or later have to deal with change on a significant scale.  It is claimed that as few as 3 in every 10 changes maintain momentum beyond the initial phase of enthusiasm.  So what 3 key roles must change leaders master? Clarity of Vision Leaders need to be able to […]

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Leadership: Tackling the Top Leadership Challenges

As a leader you face many challenges.  There are however some top challenges that you need to address to achieve success.  So what are they and what can you do about them? Challenge 1: Human resources management Attracting, retaining and managing talent is one of the biggest challenges you face as a leader.  The best […]

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Leadership: Why Teams Are Critical To Your Success

Leaders’ priority is to deliver results.  When leaders deliver results they create success for the organisation’s they lead which leads to more personal success.  While leaders deliver results those leaders that are truly successful recognise that creating and building teams are critical to their success.   So why are teams so critical to your success as […]

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Leadership: Being A Role Model

If you are a leader, people will take the lead from you.  One way of giving people a clear lead is to be a role model.  A leader who is a role model sets the tone for the whole organisation.  If they are someone who: Treats people badly Bullies Throws their weight around Does not […]

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Leading In Turbulent Times: Any Opportunity For Professionals?

A survey by recruitment company Robert Half has identified that almost 9 out of 10 accountancy and finance professionals questioned were concerned about the health of the UK economy over the next twelve months. While this survey was specifically aimed at accountants and finance professionals, chances are that it the results would be very similar […]

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Team Leadership: Do you know your team members strengths?

One of the great benefits of a team is the range of skills, knowledge, experience and personal attributes that they can draw on to address a problem or issue.  On the other hand, the full potential of this diverse range of expertise is often not fully exploited.  This might be due to one or more […]

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Leadership: Planning for The Unexpected

The last few days in the UK have highlighted just how important it is to plan for the unexpected.  A significant snowfall has brought many parts of the country to a standstill and is estimated to be costing business significant losses. As a leader you will have to deal with the unexpected, but how robust […]

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Leadership: The 10 Keys To Unlocking Your Potential

As human beings we all have amazing potential.  Sadly over time many of us end up in a position where we get into a rut and a whole batch of our potential lies dormant.  The question is do you want to be one of the 5% who do something about it?  In my experience, there […]

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