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Do You Need To Be An Extrovert To Be a Leader?

It’s often claimed that to be successful as a leader you need to be an extrovert. Do you? In this video I share my thoughts and would love to hear your thoughts and perspectives on this often asked question. What’s your experiences?

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Are You Ready To Lead?

Leading can appear really easy when you are on the outside looking in.  The reality is however very different.   I often think of leading a bit like mountain climbing.  Once you reach one peak there is another to be conquered.  There is always another challenge waiting for you.   People often ask me what […]

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The Secrets of Leadership Success

Working with clients, listening to podcasts and reading newsletters, I have noticed that people are sometimes looking for the magic potion that will transform their results.   Sadly (or realistically), like everything in life, few things are down to some magic solution.   While there may be no magic solution or single thing that you […]

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What To Do When You Have A Major Setback As A Leader

Being in a leadership role is tough and without doubt there are going to be many highs and lows.  When you encounter those lows it can sometimes feel like it is the end of the world and really knock your confidence. So what can you do to bounce back when you encounter setbacks as a […]

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Great Leadership Traits

Many of us aspire to be successful leaders.  In this latest audio from my weekly leadership and management series I share my thoughts on what traits the most successful leaders have. I also invite you to leave a comment with some of the best traits you have seen in leaders or perhaps that you have. […]

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Business and Leadership Lessons From The 2012 Olympics

The London 2012 Olympics are in full swing. Like many others I have been spending some time watching the Olympics on TV. The competitors in the Olympics are obviously those who are the elite group in their particular sport within the country they are representing.  They are interviewed immediately after their event.  Some have been […]

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Leaders And Managers: How Would Your Team Describe You?

When people go for a job interview it is pretty commonplace to be asked how others would describe you. In the interview you probably trot out a good answer that ticks the boxes in the mind of the interviewer. The trouble is, beyond the interview situation few people ever really give much thought to this question and this is a lost opportunity.

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25 Leadership Thoughts

Leadership is one of those odd areas. Unlike the detailed technical and professional work that many of my clients undertake, it can appear really simple. Yet the reality is very different.

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15 Myths About Leading

As someone who has extensive experience of leading and helps others to achieve success as a leader or manager, I am a pretty avid reader around the topic. While there are many great insights and words of wisdom, there are many myths too.

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Are You A Leader Or A Postman?

Now this might seem like a strange title for a blog post and even I would admit that it is a little quirky. What prompted me to write this blog post is that I seem to be coming across more and more people who aspire to be leaders and think that it is all about getting more and more qualifications.

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