Being Strong Means Remaining Flexible

How many perceived leaders out there, do you know are strong? In most cases, strength sometimes gets confused with aggression. Typically when aggression comes to the forefront, any topic of conversation usually disappears.

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Leadership Focus: Achieving More With Less

In todays economic climate most businesses are trying to extract as much value from their staff then ever before. Classic quotes like, “We must achieve more with less” usually spring up in management meetings. In a lot of cases most staff and managers will have taken a dim view and more than likely brushed those [...]

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Made to Stick

Have you heard the story of the Kidney heist? A guy goes into a bar and is bought a drink by a beautiful and sassy lady, next thing he remembers waking up in a bath tub of ice. His kidney has been harvested by local organ thieves. I first heard about this in my teens, [...]

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Delivering Happiness

How do you ensure that in a rapidly growing culture, that new joiners live and breathe your values and they aren’t just buried in a corporate document designed to schmooze investors? Welcome to the Zappos story, and one of my recent listens on Audible. It tells the story of Zappos, the ups and downs and [...]

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Leadership Focus: The Power of Metaphor

Do you remember a time where you had to convey across a distinct message, and felt that you did not get your point across? In quite a lot of cases, the responses we get from our communication relates directly to the way the mind remembers and recollects facts.

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Leadership Focus: Managing on a Tight Budget – Why Cutting Staff Mentoring Is Asking For Trouble

In todays austere economy, you will have noticed that most organisation focus on getting a handle on their cost base. Clearly this is stating the obvious. Where do you think most organisations cut costs from?

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Leadership Focus: Build or Bulldoze?

What type of manager or leader would you classify yourself as? Commander, Dictator, Entrepreneur?  Have you ever been in a situation, where you’ve had to drive a task or project to success and found a number of walls in the way?

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Communication: Supermarket Ignorance – Be Sure To Pay Attention!

Today I read an interesting article about a supermarket checkout attendant who refused to serve a customer until they finished their all important mobile call. Of course, whilst I initially laughed this off as a joke, reality hit home for me. I remember some years ago being out with a good friend of mine Andrew [...]

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Communication: Feedback Blindness

Have you ever received or given feedback to anyone in your circle? Was the level of feedback perceived to be constructive and positive? What were the reactions of all the parties involved?

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Career Roadmap: A Good Time To Hand In Your Notice?

Throughout our own careers, not doubt many of you have contemplated moving to new roles. Questions like when is the right time typically arise. And in most people quite a lot of emotion gets in the way. What challenges did you face, when deciding to quit your current role?

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