Category: Management Development Secrets

What Is That ‘Sense’ of Leadership?

April 6, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

It’s an age old question. Are leaders born – or can they be made? The answer, as ever, is not that simple. It’s almost inherent in those who lead that they step forward naturally in many informal moments in their lives to lead. They have an inbuilt inclination to take charge and be the headline […]

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How To Become A Leadership Legend – Part 2

April 4, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Yesterday, we looked at the requirements of leaders. To create legendary status as a leader, there are three key steps that go beyond the ‘good’ and become legendary:- 1. Deliver Results Legendary leaders go beyond delivering for the short-term, vitally important though that is – especially in the climate of right now. Focus on results […]

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How To Become A Leadership Legend – Part 1

April 3, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

When you look at the quality of leadership out there in the real world right now, you might find that being a legend is not that difficult. Here are three prerequisites of leadership:- A good leader is able to deliver the required results. Indeed it isn’t hard to drive employees hard and for a while […]

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Steve Jobs Talks About Managing People

March 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

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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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When You Lose, Don’t Lose The Lesson

January 8, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Eventually – some might say, regularly – things don’t go completely to plan in our world. Getting over this can be challenging, and it’s always vital that we do, so that we can move on in good spirits. To help us on our way, ensuring that we understand why the plan didn’t work as we […]

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Special Secrets to Micro-Managing Employee Performance

November 29, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

In general, micro-management is frowned upon in the management sphere. Yet there are occasions when by getting into the small stuff, there are benefits to managers and their people too. The traditional view of micro-management is where a manager is so neurotic about the delivery of results that he or she cannot leave individuals to […]

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Dealing with Business Changes

February 11, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Change is all around. It is something that no-one can avoid, especially for those in the corporate world, because business change is always looming around the corner. Whether it’s your most awaited promotion, being a part of a new team or being sent to work for a branch of your company in another location, it […]

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Serendipity Rules

December 20, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Just noticed that ‘Sliding Doors’ has started on BBC2. It’s a favorite because it just shows the different possibilities we come across in every day we live. And how those fateful opportunities we are given are decided simply by minuscule slivers of fate. Isn’t life fab! Share this:

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Losing Your Best Players

October 25, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Working with a client this week, I came across one of those situations where a manager’s emotions can get confused. I recall a training video where the manager concerned feels that if he develops his people enough, then they might be good enough to, well, get promoted and then they would leave him. And his […]

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