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What Does It Take To Be A Finance Leader

In professions like Finance one thing you know is this. The only way to progress beyond a certain level, financially and otherwise is take the step up to leading. Of course not every technically brilliant accountant can become an effective leader in Finance. Equally there’s no checklist which if you follow will ensure that you become an effective […]

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What Type Of Leader Do You Want To Be?

As a leader there are plenty of demands on you.  It just goes with the territory.  You will always have targets to meet, stakeholders to satisfy and the likes.  At times this will test and stretch you to the limit. While leaders need to deliver, there is also the question of what type of leader […]

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The Key Components To Being A Good Leader

Ever stood on the outside watching your boss and thought how you could do a much better job?  In truth we probably have at some point or other in our career. You see when you are not in a leadership role it all seems so straightforward.  On the other hand when you are in the […]

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The Secrets to Effectively Influencing

If you are leading or managing, you have to influence almost by the hour, never mind the day or week.   So what do we mean by influencing?  For me, at its core influencing is quite simply about getting someone or a group of people to move in a certain direction because they want to. […]

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5 Reasons To Avoid Assumptions As A Leader

As a leader, it can sometimes feel like you need to have all the answers to all of the problems and challenges. Truth is that even the best leaders can only know so much and is why they build teams to deliver results. On the other hand, if you don’t leverage the team you don’t […]

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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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6 Leadership Insights From The Acumen Business Law Convention 2013

I attended the 2013 Acumen Business Law convention at the Grand Hotel in Brighton yesterday.  It was the second time and once again delivered great value.   A big theme of the convention was an area that is of great interest to me, which is leadership.  So what did I learn about leadership from the […]

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