Category: Personal Development

Better Leaders Get The Best From Everyone

May 1, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Every team has a make up of a variety of people, all of whom have different skills, characteristics and above all styles. If you have balance, you will have a blend of types so that each complements the team as a whole. For many teams, the biggest contributors are those outgoing characters who think out […]

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Perceptions à la Covey

April 18, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

As I left my client in Cumbria earlier today, we were sharing our understanding of Stephen Covey’s ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’ he had just started reading. I explained that one of my favorite anecdotes from the book was when Covey misinterprets the actions of unruly children on the New York subway (I’ll […]

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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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Leadership: 5 Potential Hazards Facing New Leaders

March 21, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In this week’s blog post, Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements, shares his thoughts on the hazards a new leader can face. You can find out more at his excellent blog at goalsandachievements.com Leadership: 5 Potential Hazards Facing New Leaders You have just got your fist leadership role.  Chances are you are excited, elated and […]

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5 Quick Tips for Transitioning To Leadership

March 16, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In this week’s blog post, Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements, shares his thoughts on ways to transition into your role as a new leader. You can find out more at his excellent blog at goalsandachievements.com 5 Quick Tips for Transitioning To Leadership You have just heard the good news that you have secured your […]

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Leadership – One Change Is All You Need

March 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

When we lead others, we carry a set of challenging responsibilities with us. Responsibilities to the organisation, to our people and above all, to ourselves. In ourselves, we carry other burdens too. We are responsible for our well-being as a start and we also look after the needs of our family and friends as well. […]

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Key Tips For The New Leader

March 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In this week’s blog post, Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements, shares his thoughts on ways to start out best as a new leader. You can find out more at his excellent blog at goalsandachievements.com Key Tips For The New Leader If you are like most of us you initially feel great when you secure […]

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Cleansing Life’s Little Irritations

March 7, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In everyones’ lives there are minor irritations that get in the way of making us feel fulfilled and let us get on. So often, they seem so trivial that it would feel a bit silly to be making a fuss in getting them resolved, especially where it might necessitate some sort of confrontation with someone […]

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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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