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WASTING YOUR KEY ASSET IN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

I often come across Chief Executives and Business Leaders who are prepared to spend great amounts of money to maintain the technological advantage over competitors but do not feel able to commit the same amount to the development of their people. All too often the cry is ” Our people are our greatest asset” and […]

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Leadership Development – The Real Challenge

Intangible; unable to be touched or grasped; not having physical presence. I am too frequently told leadership development and training is intangible and a constant challenge of being in the business of leadership development is the marketing and selling of an ‘intangible’. I do not entirely agree with this view and challenge this perspective with an alternative view; leadership is held to be […]

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WHY ARE LEADERS FRIGHTENED BY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

All too often today’s leaders hide behind the ambiguity of the term leadership in refusing leadership development. The root cause of the problem is that most leaders have nothing to measure their leadership against, therefore they assume that they are by default successful leaders. But how much more successful could they be as leaders? Is […]

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EFFICIENCY AND LEADERSHIP

I was shocked the other day when asking a group to tell me, as a percentage, how efficient they thought they were at work? The average from the group was 45%. So how are they getting away with being 55% inefficient? Surely they should be on half pay! Poor leadership is the answer. Whether it […]

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Leadership Can Be Learned

I am frequently asked and often challenged by being asked “Can leadership really be learned?” In response to my reply that it can be learned I am usually then asked “What about natural leaders then?” In reply I usually ask “What about natural sportsmen and sportswomen?” Given we state quite clearly our definition of leadership is “the ability to influence […]

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KNOWING WHERE YOU STAND AS A LEADER

Leadership as a term is as broad as it is wide and hence all encompassing. It exists  in every facet of life from self leadership through to multinational corporation and even national leadership and it exists at different levels in an organisation. But how do we know how good we are as leaders and hence […]

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CREATING SIMPLICITY

So many of today’s coaches and consultants take great pleasure in over intellectualising their clients issues. For with complexity comes confusion and confusion requires interpretation and consultants interpret confusion and keep their jobs. A better consultant creates simplicity where there is confusion, for with simplicity comes comprehension as they turn from coaching to mentoring and […]

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The Drive to Succeed

So you have the plan, you have the people and the resources. You decide to implement the plan and it all starts wonderfully well then you hit your first problem. People begin to lose their optimism, some vote with their feet. The problem is overcome and you are on the road to success again. Quickly […]

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Talking Ourselves into Recession

I wonder how much of the lack of business confidence in our economic prospects at present can be put down to the government’s public persona and (for this matter only) its sergeant at arms the media.  The Government is feeding us the worst possible case in order to sugar coat the real news on cuts […]

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Why Only The Occasional England Team Works

We have all been in some form of team that has really functioned, a team with true cohesion that has all the necessary ingredients to be truly intra-active; where the right things happen without a word being spoken, almost as if you are reading each others’ minds. The sad thing is these teams rarely come […]

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