Category Archives for Leading

Change: Five Common Mistakes of Financial Turnaround Projects

Change is part and parcel of life in business these days and many change projects arise out of the need to turn around financial problems.  A business might be facing problems making a profit or liquidity problems around servicing borrowings that it has made to name just a few.  So what common mistakes do people […]

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Leadership: What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses as A Leader

No matter what role we have there are likely to be some things that we do well and others that we are much less effective at doing.  Everyone in a team or organisation brings different skills, qualities and attributes and it is this blend that contributes to delivering successful results. So what is it that […]

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Leadership Success: How Big Is The Challenge?

If you are leader right now you are likely to be facing some challenging times and if not, chances are they will not be long in coming round.  The current economy coupled with the continued media coverage of those organisations that are struggling mean that even the most optimistic of leaders probably has some element […]

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3 Realities of Leading

Stepping into a leadership role is a significant step in just about every profession.  Initially you feel excited and energised and appear to be going along on a crest of a wave.  Sadly, much as we would like this feeling to last for ever, the realities of leading is somewhat different. So what are some […]

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Key Skills In Leadership Success: Decision Making

A successful leader needs to have a range of skills.  In the currently challenging economic climate there are some skills which will be more important than others.  The first of these is decision making.  In 2009 you are likely to be faced with more decisions than ever.  These decisions might include: Should you cut the […]

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What Do You Want To Achieve in 2009?

A new year is often a time when people take stock and set some resolutions for the year ahead.  Most of these resolutions never materialise so it might seem that there is little point in setting out what you want to achieve in 2009.  Yet in truth, if you are someone who: Knows what they […]

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Change: The Biggest Barrier

Leading is challenging at the best of time.  In the current economy, the need to make change is even more pressing for many organisations and those working in them in management and leadership roles.  The big barrier that managers and leaders need to overcome is not about process or project management.  So what is it? […]

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The Top 5 Mistakes of Less Successful Leaders

Anyone who takes the step into a leadership role wants to prosper and achieve success in my experience.  So what are the top 5 mistakes that less successful leaders make and what can you do differently? Mistake 1: Survival rather than results focus Your role as a leader is to get results.  Yet in my […]

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Leadership: Are You Making The Tough Calls

Pick up any newspaper, trawl the internet or turn on your TV or radio and you are probably hearing a lot about the economy.  At times like this, leaders really earn their salary.  In many ways times like now really set apart the best from the rest. If you are in a leadership role right now, you […]

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Leadership Tips: The Importance of Communication

Communication is not just a core leadership skill but also a core ingredient to your success.  Communication includes speaking, writing and listening.  As a leader, you need to master all three. Speaking How many times each day do you speak.  Probably quite a few.  As a leader you need to get your message across as […]

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