Archive for February, 2012

Let Your People Find Their Answers

February 29, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

It’s almost second nature to managers. Their team members come and share a problem with them and seek solutions. The manager, on cue, solves the problem and everyone’s happy. For managers, here’s where the problems start. Although it’s ever so nice to feel the pride of being ‘the one who knows everything’ in the eyes […]

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Be Timely With Confrontation

February 29, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Confrontation is a challenging activity to undertake. It’s one that many managers fail to achieve in their role, all for the want of a seemingly easy life. The challenge comes when those things which they have failed to face into accumulate and then come back to bite them. The overwhelming level of challenge when so […]

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Creating More Time

February 27, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

When I work with clients, one of the things that most often comes up is that they want more time. In the busy, challenging world where we try to shoe-horn more into our days, the cry for ‘more time’ has never been louder. Yet when you think of it, the demand for more time to do […]

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Leadership Success: Taking The Long Term View

February 24, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In this week’s blog post, Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements, shares his thoughts on simple steps you can take to become much more effective in your leadership role. You can find out more at his excellent blog at goalsandachievements.com Leadership Success: Taking The Long Term View For most folks in employment, you are likely […]

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Getting Your Leadership Message Across

February 17, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

One of the most vital elements in any leader’s role is the ability to communicate effectively. Getting the information across to those who need to know, is such an important skill. When talking to groups of people, getting the information out there in a consistent way such that everyone gets the same message is a […]

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Self-Managing Your Leadership Conversations

February 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

When leaders talk to their people, they face some difficult challenges. Whilst it’s very important to get the balance between giving information and building the relationship, the very nature of their relationship can get in the way. Unless the relationship is very sound and the self-awareness of the leader is quite acute, balancing talking and […]

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Self-Awareness – On a Bigger Scale

February 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

One of the challenges we have when we lead others, is to ensure that we are always clear on the goals, objectives and performance that we sign up to. Ensuring that we deliver what the organization expects, is one of the biggest measures of success. These are often relatively easy to identify, because as SMART […]

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Self Belief and Leadership Success

February 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In this next guest blog post, Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements, shares his thoughts on simple steps you can take to become much more effective in your leadership role. You can find out more at his excellent blog at goalsandachievements.com Self Belief and Leadership Success If you are a leader you will already have […]

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5 Proactive Steps to Becoming a More Effective Leader

February 8, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In this guest blog post Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements, shares his thoughts on simple steps you can take to become much more effective in your leadership role. You can find out more at his excellent blog at goalsandachievements.com 5 Proactive Steps to Becoming a More Effective Leader Your effectiveness as a leader significantly […]

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Listen – With Both Ears

February 8, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

There is an art to building fruitful relationships. Be they in our daily lives, or at the workplace, it takes time for them to evolve. We have choices to make to ensure we achieve the best from our interactions with those around us. For most of us, whilst we might not be fully aware of […]

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