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How do you motivate the 21st century employee?

It is often said that people are an organisations greatest asset. But it’s not people, it’s talented people who engage, own issues, out-perform peers and have reach for the future that are an organisations greatest asset, whatever generation they come from.  Retaining talent is not only good for performance, it is good for profit. A […]

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How do you get the best from your team?

Leaders today have many challenges when it comes to guiding, motivating and influencing the performance of their team members. So how does a leader unlock the potential in every employee?

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Why is Emotional Intelligence critical to success?

Emotional Intelligence is critical to the success of both an individual and a team. But how can we develop our emotional intelligence?

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Has Theresa May ever truly been accepted as our Nation’s leader?

It is well known that before a leader ascends to power they have to have permission from those they lead to become the leader. The problem with Mrs May was that she ascended to power and Prime Ministerial-ship  without the permission of the majority of the nation. She was afforded the position of Prime Minister […]

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Leadership lessons from the Grenfell Tower Fire

Having spent 32 years in the Royal Marines and several years working in Whitehall and in the security services, where I have first hand experience of the COBRA meetings, I am shocked and saddened by the way this recent crisis has been lead and handled.

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Strong and stable leadership Mrs May?

Lessons on Leadership From the Election:  Not having a closed shop? Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill were Theresa May’s key advisers in her flawed election campaign where she succeeded in scraping a hung parliament from the jaws of a vastly increased majority.  There are some important lessons in leadership that we can all learn from […]

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5 steps for SMEs to help prevent cyber attacks

The myth that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) don’t face a threat couldn’t be further from the truth.

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CEO Stress, will you cope?

We all have experiences which help forge the sort of leaders we become. One of mine came early in my first CEO role as Director of an International charity. I left the public sector to take on this role which back in the 90’s was still a place of stable, if sometimes stagnant, job security. […]

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Terrorist attack, how will you react?

People who mentally run through scenarios, prepare and train themselves for incidents are far more likely to survive than those who don’t. When panic sets into an individual it quickly becomes infectious and what does panic do? It causes the brain to close down  One of the most disastrous forms of collective human behaviour is […]

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Teamwork and Communication

Teams don’t work successfully without communicating effectively. What do I mean by communication? The ability to express oneself? Yes. And the ability to listen? Yes. Communication is about both. Ronald Koeman, the Southampton manager, is so concerned about his young players cutting themselves off via headphones and social media that he holds special training sessions […]

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