Tag Archives | Leadership Focus

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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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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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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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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