In a thought-provoking post from Neil Crofts, he looks at the effect of short-term planning on the way we live and work, and whether we should be challenging our notion of this.
As a leader, it’s your job to decide what kind of behaviour you would like in your organisation. But how do you find your own style as a leader?
As a leader, it’s your job to spot what’s going right. So make it your business to find out. Here are 5 reasons why positive feedback is important.
Why can some people naturally lead and can you teach yourself to be a leader? We look at 5 ways of transforming your vision & purpose into reality.
What you don’t see can hurt you and your team. Unexamined beliefs can undermine your best intentions. Here are five questions to help surface some important leadership beliefs and to consider how well your actions reflect them. 1. What do you stand for? What do you care deeply about? When you know what you hold most dear, you can live your life consistently according to those values. Leaders of great… read more →
This article looks at the current meltdown in politics and suggests seven effective do’s and don’ts for leaders everywhere.
We will all have had some personal experience of following a ‘leader’. At a very early age our ‘leader’ may have been the primary school teacher who inspired us (or terrified us). Later in life it may be the CEO who runs the organisation where we work, or the politicians we elect to run our country. We should remember though, that without ‘followers’ a leader is just a lone voice,… read more →
For the vast majority of people, collaboration is a matter of willingness, not ability. And unless there is a fundamental wish to collaborate, it won’t happen. When senior people in organisations tell their team leaders to work together, it will only happen if ‘they’ want it to. So how do you get people to collaborate? A first step is for the senior leaders of the organisation to set an example… read more →
The ability to continually create leadership breakthroughs is more critical than ever in today’s rapidly changing business world. Yet in the daily hubbub of running your business, do you stop to think about what it takes to achieve and maintain breakthrough performance? Breakthroughs happen with discipline and systematic focus. It’s about continually and consciously engaging in activities that allow you to mine for breakthrough gems. No matter where you are… read more →
An inspiring post today from Neil Crofts about how influence lies at the very heart of leadership: One of the frequent challenges I hear in leadership development sessions is that even after they have agreed something as a team, people want to renegotiate or that a leader struggles to gain alignment with their team or with stakeholders. This is about influence and influence is at the very heart of leadership.… read more →