Tag Archives | Leadership

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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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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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: 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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Career Motivation: Failure Needs To Be Welcomed – So Long As People Learn

One of the most amazing things in the world is the sight of a child growing up. Seeing them take their first steps, to the first time they can freely swim, to their first sports match. Clearly along life’s journey these children will have fallen over on many occasions, only to get up and try [...]

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Leadership Focus: A Lesson On Culture and Motivation

In the new global world we all work in, we find ourselves working with colleagues half way across the world. Working with different cultures has become an all important skill to master for all of us. Have you worked with different cultures in organisations? What challenges with culture and motivation did you face?

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