Category Archives for Leading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Leadership Traits: Self Awareness

One trait that you probably identify in the best leaders is self awareness.  Self awareness is about knowing what you do best, what makes you tick, what impact you have on others and where you still need to grow and develop. The benefit of being self aware is that you can aim to play to […]

Continue reading

Leadership and Management: 5 Reasons To Set Goals

There is a great phrase that I came across which really captures the benefit of having goals.  Goals are merely dreams or desires with legs.  If you are a leader, I am sure that you want to be a success and setting goals is one of the key tools that you can use to achieve […]

Continue reading

The Key Benefits Of Being An Enthusiastic Leader

Being a leader can be rewarding and at the same time challenging.  Enthusiasm is a key characteristic of being a successful leader.  So what are some of the key benefits of being an enthusiastic leader? Benefit 1: Others follow  Who would you be most likely to follow.  Someone who is upbeat and focuses on results […]

Continue reading

What do business leaders do?

The role of the leader can sometimes be difficult for those not in leadership roles to understand.  From my experience there are 6 key functions of  business leaders: Providing the overall long term direction Selecting the right strategies to achieve the overall long term direction Making things happen without taking on all of the execution […]

Continue reading

Leadership Qualities of Successful Leaders

The ultimate role of leaders is deliver results.  A drive for results is not enough to be successful as a leader.  The qualities of the most successful leaders that I have been fortunate to work with include: Taking responsibility for making things happen. Acting with integrity even when times are tough. Getting on with taking […]

Continue reading

5 Common Mistakes of Financial Turnaround Projects

In the currently challenging economic climate, many organisations are having to embark on financial turnaround or financial survival projects.  While these might be necessary, what mistakes is it important to avoid? Seeing it as something for the accountants rather than business change projects. Focusing too much on quick fixes. Deck chair shuffling.  In other words […]

Continue reading

What’s your leadership style?

There are many differing views on leadership styles.  What differentiates styles is the degree to which one directs rather than involves.  There are 5 key styles of leadership: Telling or the just do it style which is good to use in times of crisis or emergency. Telling and selling where you tell what needs to […]

Continue reading