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Common Leadership Myths And How To Avoid Them

Read one of the many excellent leadership books and you might think that it is a breeze. The reality is quite different. So what are some common leadership myths that you need to avoid?

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A to Z of Leadership Success

I am starting a brand new series of blog posts on the A to Z of Leadership Success. So what about the letter A? For me it is about: Action focus Acknowledging the contribution of others Acting with integrity Applying what you learn Accepting that you cannot be great at everything What else would you […]

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10 Barriers To Innovation

A report by the Chartered Management Institute, published in December 2009, entitled, Innovation For The Recovery, identified the following 10 Barriers To Innovation: Excessive financial constraint Lack of time Lack of resources Risk aversion and fear of failure Organisational hierarchy Unclear leadership Insufficient incentives Insufficient training Insufficient talent Lack of autonomy. To overcome the barriers […]

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5 Things You Should Remember About the People You Lead

People want to see results. People want to be effective and want to do well. People want to be kept in the picture about what is happening and what is on the horizon. People want to be appreciated for what they are doing and are trying to achieve. People want feedback on how they are […]

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Are You A Leader Or Potential Leader?

I guess if you are reading this blog post, you are either a leader, an aspiring leader or someone with a real interest in leadership. So what questions do you need to think about when determining whether you are a leader or aspiring leader? I am the type of person who makes things happen. I […]

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Leadership and Management Success: What We Can Learn From Our Gym Workouts

While doing one of my regular sessions at the gym recently it occurred to me that there were many things that we can learn about leading and managing from the way we approach and what we do when it comes to working out.   So what are the key things that we can learn about […]

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5 Quick Tips for Transitioning To Leadership

You have just heard the good news that you have secured your first leadership role.  You probably feel a combination of elation and possibly even a bit of apprehension.  So what are my 5 quick tips for transitioning to leadership?   Quick Tip 1:  Do some research   As the new leader you need to […]

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Leadership Success: Making The Long Term Commitment

In the modern day of mobile phones with facilities to access the web, send tweets, watch video and listen to audio to name just a few, it is easy to fall into the trap of expecting instant success or results.   Achieving leadership success on the other hand is very much a long term project.  […]

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7 Common Blind Spots To Leadership Success

To be a successful leader it is vital that you are aware of your strengths and use them effectively.  While this might appear to be easy, we all have to a greater or lesser extent blind spots that get in the way of success.  So what are 7 common blind spots that can hinder your […]

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5 Key Leadership Traits

Adapting to changing circumstances Bringing out the best in others Taking balanced risks Taking responsibility Giving credit to others What would you add?

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