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. After all, 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...

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...

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,...

What Is Your Leadership Brand?

Recently, whilst clearing out some old files, I came across a piece of work on leadership behaviour that I had carried out over ten years ago that still appears to be current. At that time, I’d been working with a senior team in the construction industry,...

The Leader of a Hundred Days

Studies show that around 50% of newly recruited executives either resign or are fired within three years and only 20% of existing teams will be working for their new leader at the end of two years. So what gets in the way? Among the potential pitfalls to a new...