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Leadership-Self Sabotage and Self Awareness

Self awareness whether self-induced or externally initiated is key to keeping a leader straight and true for self-sabotage can easily slip into a leaders repertoire without it

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CAN YOU BE A LEADER IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ORGANISATION

A common fallacy is that leadership starts from the top. Leadership can start from anywhere and we have all been in organisations where one well led department succeeds far more than others. Great when you are part of that success but not so if you are without it.  The leaders at the top of the […]

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Can You Manage Change?

Change management is a term all too frequently used in the modern business world. Most humans are averse to change as they naturally fear the unknown and prefer to remain within their comfort blanket. So how do you manage something that requires leadership to inspire and motivate people to move from their current comfortable position. […]

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THE DUTIES OF A LEADER

So you think you are a leader? Well how good a leader are you? A good leader is dedicated, for to inspire and motivate a team you have to be. But how good are you at all the various sometimes unpleasant duties of leadership? For leadership is a duty and not a bauble to aspire to. Moral […]

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Pub Management or Leadership Challenge

My daughter and her partner took over the management of a pub last week and the machinations of their installation were quite incredible to observe, as much from a professional perspective as from a parental one. My primary concerns don’t lie with my confidence in their abilities, neither, believe it or not, with the apparent […]

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MEASURING LEADERSHIP EFFICACY

As a leader how well do you do? Easy ask your workforce and generally if you, the leader, ask they will tell you the good bits that you do well. But how often do people tell their bosses their weaknesses? It is not generally a career enhancing move and if it does happen it happens […]

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Leadership and the Pub Manager

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HOW DO TARGETS REALLY WORK?

We live in a target rich environment. Targets for this and targets for that but what do targets do to people? Targets are the domain of managers they assist in policing productivity whilst vision through inspiration is the domain of leaders. So why is that and why do businesses remain focused on targets when other […]

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LEADERSHIP AND EMPOWERMENT IN LARGE ORGANISATIONS

Leadership as we all know comes in different shapes and sizes to suit different environments and situations. Situational leadership is key to good leadership and  a good leader uses their judgement to apply the right style, to the right team, in the right situation at the right time. Now that is all very easy if […]

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THE IMPACT OF THE INFORMATION AGE ON HAPPINESS

I think that many in the modern Western World have trouble accepting their life’s lot. And by that I don’t mean meekly accepting a position but remaining honest enough with yourself to set realistic and achievable goals. For me many people attach the same emotions they feel for real events to what has appeared on […]

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