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The Leader of a Hundred Days

Studies show that around 50% of newly recruited executives either resign or are fired within three years...

Encouraging Your Team To Share Their Problems

“The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have...

Start With A Story

In the meetings you attend, have you noticed the tendency to talk about the facts and figures? It doesn't...

4 Key Leadership Characteristics

There has been a lot written about the difference between managing and leading over the years. I...

How Things Were Done Around Here!

Changing "the way things are done around here" can take time. There is no easy fix and the legacy of a past culture often has a tight hold long after it has been changed. There is a great story, based on a real study carried out in the early sixties, that illustrates...

What Is Your Day Job?

There is one phrase I hear more than any other when working with senior managers on leading change. It usually goes something like this: "that's all very well...but what about the day job?" Almost without exception, these experienced and very capable people focus on...

4 Reflective Questions Every Leader Should Ask

If you stop to consider how people grow and develop, you will find ways to ensure your team reaches its potential...as a very natural part of what you all do. First, it helps if you are aware of what makes people tick! So become curious about how the mind works, how...

Using Language to Build Trust

It won't come as any surprise to you that our thinking consists of images, sounds, feelings and, to a lesser extent, tastes and smells. Quite literally, the entirety of our experiences have been recreated using all of our senses. We picture ourselves lying on an...

What’s Your Style?

What is your leadership style and what does this mean to your team?  I am not suggesting that there is a right or wrong style. You need to adopt the right style to fit the specific situation and person. What I am saying is that some styles are better suited to certain...

How Things Were Done Around Here!

Changing "the way things are done around here" can take time. There is no easy fix and the legacy of a past culture often has a tight hold long after it has been changed. There is a great story, based on a real study carried out in the early sixties, that illustrates...

What Is Your Day Job?

There is one phrase I hear more than any other when working with senior managers on leading change. It usually goes something like this: "that's all very well...but what about the day job?" Almost without exception, these experienced and very capable people focus on...

4 Reflective Questions Every Leader Should Ask

If you stop to consider how people grow and develop, you will find ways to ensure your team reaches its potential...as a very natural part of what you all do. First, it helps if you are aware of what makes people tick! So become curious about how the mind works, how...

Using Language to Build Trust

It won't come as any surprise to you that our thinking consists of images, sounds, feelings and, to a lesser extent, tastes and smells. Quite literally, the entirety of our experiences have been recreated using all of our senses. We picture ourselves lying on an...

What’s Your Style?

What is your leadership style and what does this mean to your team?  I am not suggesting that there is a right or wrong style. You need to adopt the right style to fit the specific situation and person. What I am saying is that some styles are better suited to certain...