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Do You Really Want Change?

Do people really like to change? People like stability, don’t they? Are we asking the right questions, and do we seek to understand the systemic issues that arise through lack of positive change?

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Budgeting For Innovation

Most organisations are currently reviewing annual budgets for the next financial year. Having been first party to a number of budget reviews over my own career, what is clear – the concept of budgeting has certainly remained true to its very nature of keeping costs under control. How many of you out there have had [...]

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Career Focus: Slaying Not Obeying Naysayers

In the organisations you have worked for, have you experienced the staff who raise objections, yet rarely come up with any feasible solutions or options to a specific work based problem?

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Focus On Outcomes

How many times as leaders, have we had tasks or projects given to us – only to see the detail of the work prescribed to us? In most cases, the tasks may well be delivered late or does not meet the original objective. Does this sound familiar to you?

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The Peril of Indecision

Having worked in the corporate world for most of my career, and come across all walks of life and personalities, its clear that the indecisive nature of leaders has a huge part to play in the levels of success they might have had otherwise. How many times have you come across indecisive leadership?

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Nurturing Hidden Talent

Have you come across the multitude of hidden talent in the organisations you work for? Question is, how do you nurture this hidden talent, given that most never gain the credit they fully deserve? In this article, I discuss the methods that have successfully worked for me.

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Five Mistakes People Make In Mid-Year Reviews

Throughout our careers, as leaders we have all had to deliver performance reviews. How often have you felt that staff have valued the performance review process?

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Taking The Positive From Negative Feedback

From time to time we have all had to deal with negative feedback. In most cases, this usually sends us all into a negative spiral. Thoughts of how you will negatively retort and how to gain one upmanship automatically spring to mind.

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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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