Tag: leadership development

Who Is Running Your Show?

November 12, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

The best managers do what they are supposed to do. They lead and manage their people to deliver the outcomes that their role requires. Be this in a business that delivers products and services; an organization that is there to serve the public or maybe a not-for-profit body who do their best for those who […]

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Making Those Tough Decisions

November 1, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

As they say ‘the buck stops here’. For managers, there is nowhere to run when it’s time to make the hardest of decisions. And they need look no further for the biggest challenges they will face than with the personnel they have in their teams. Most often when decisions need to be made, as long […]

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Building on Strengths

October 11, 2010 | By | 1 Comment

Most performance management systems for in larger corporates (and many smaller ones nowadays) these days focus on improving individual outputs. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. The goal seems to be to up the average returns that each employee makes and inevitably this often has a focus on making areas of underperformance better. Not much […]

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Waving The Management Magic Wand – Part 2

August 8, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Last week, we looked at how to make more of the opportunities you have to make things different. Wafting your own magic wand around yourself and the way you do things is one thing, but how can you use it effectively to ‘magic’ better ways of doing things from your people? BTW, if you have […]

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The Creative Value of Order

July 19, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

The greatest growth in our world has come through the imaginative genius of some of those memorable individuals in history. Those who set out with a glimmer of a dream, worked and cajoled it until it became a sort of reality that made some sort of sense. In history, these ranged from geeks who worked […]

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Thought About ‘Plan B’?

June 20, 2010 | By

I almost missed the opportunity to mention the current England demise at the World Cup. Thanks to my sister Beverley earlier this evening, I feel no pressure to make a tenuous link between their performances thus far and the management we all undertake, day-in, day-out! There is a very obvious link, of course. Far be […]

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The Value of A Question

June 11, 2010 | By

In the front of my copy of “The Bourne Deception” – book 7 of Robert Ludlum’s highly successful thriller franchise (with Eric Van Lustbader), there is the following dedication:- . “For Jeff, who started it all with one simple question…” . Ludlum’s book sales are now well past 300 million, in 32 languages, in 50+ […]

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7 Tips To Transform Leadership – Amy Linley

January 18, 2010 | By

A leader can take several forms in a number of different commercial situations, often when a person isn’t even “the one in charge”. If you find yourself in a group with tight deadline to meet, with no obvious leader around, the one who needs to be the boss just might be you. When this happens, […]

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Handling Workplace Relationship-Building Challenges

January 13, 2010 | By

All managers recognize that it is vital to create effective relationships with their employees. The hurdles in delivering the most productive interactions come thick and fast… It’s a clear fact of life in the workplace, whatever the industry, when you work with individuals as their manager, supervisor or any other sort of leader, there are […]

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