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NEW BUSINESS LEADERSHIP

As businesses overcome the travails of the current economic downturn and as the world we work in becomes more complex and quicker there is a strong need to review current thinking on leadership

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ENGLISH RUGBY AND LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP

Every boss needs to know how and when to nurture talent and when to let it go

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Team Building or Corporate Day Out?

How many team building days are no more than what can be at best described as a corporate day out? What is the tangible value or benefit of such events balanced against the corporate price tag and does it really matter anyway? Perhaps strange questions to ask given I have a vested interest in businesses […]

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LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP

There are several levels of leadership required within an organisation and certain levels are better undertaken by particular types of people. This means that the characteristics that best suit one level of leadership may not be so useful in another. Yet most organisations drive their leaders through the various tiers without acknowledging the different attributes […]

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HITTING THE WALL

So should a business be when necessary after all a business in only in business to satisfy its customer’s needs rather than its worker’s needs. Businesses need to know that they match their customers needs and regularly review their relevance.

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STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

Strategic leaders are brave, they are prepared to tolerate mistakes providing they are learned from. Strategic leaders are visionary and excellent communicators. Strategic leaders are risk takers but every risk they take is calculated and every threat mitigated as far is possible. They believe in the power of the organisation rather than their own power

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WHERE ARE THE LEADERS?

Leaders rise from such occasions, leaders influence and leaders take responsibility; they are the ones that will allow those who are perpetrating the crimes to see the error of their ways, they are the ones who will ensure that the right policing measures are put in place to prevent further escalation

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BUSINESS RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Strong leadership, strategic vision, opportunity exploitation and risk mitigation are all essential characteristics required of today’s business and political leaders and yet they are the characteristics that have been absent when strategic failures are analysed

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Delegation then Empowerment – putting the horse before the cart

Empowerment is based on the idea that giving employees skills, resources, authority, opportunity and motivation as well holding them responsible and accountable for outcomes

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Strategy – Step 1: Understand What Strategy Means and Where Strategy Applies

What is strategy? The truth is, genuinely few people know, or more precisely my point, not many who should know do. A few days ago a business man informed me of his strategy for managing ‘phone calls. I found the idea of having a strategy for managing ‘phone calls somewhat difficult to grasp be honest. […]

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