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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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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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