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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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The Change Process

Key to an organisation going through any change are a few fundamental principles which apply to any size organisation. Rather like a journey you have to decide where you want to go and once you have that clear in your head you have to decide where you are now. Most people have heard the story […]

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Funded Training Still Available

Amazing in the current economic climate; fully funded training for leadership and management development is still available to a select few. If you happen to be a strategic person (director, leader or manager) in a SME in the North East the immediate outlook may not be so grim as funding is still available for leadership training and development. This said, […]

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Leading and Empowering in Today’s Business World

A key duty of any leader is to develop the team below them; this can be done in two ways through work experience or through learning. Learning is so important to an organisation today, particularly one that is keen to maintain progress rather than wither on the vine. Yet it is all too often neglected […]

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Risk and Leadership

Leadership is inherently about taking risk, risks with people and risks with situations. It is the ability to judge when risk has to be taken and mitigating that risk whilst understanding how much risk needs to be taken that truly marks out a good leader. Humans are naturally risk averse, their instincts are designed to […]

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HAVING DIFFICULTY MEASURING LEADERSHIP

As a leadership development company one of the most difficult aspects of our work is measuring the return on investment from any form of leadership development. There is no doubt that leadership drives success in an organisation and therefore has a direct influence on the bottom line profit of any organisation but the relationship between […]

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WHY DO PEOPLE SHY AWAY FROM BECOMING LEADERS

Leadership is an issue that frightens a great many people and yet often they lead naturally. Recently I was talking to a ‘Team Leader’ at an event and I asked him who he lead. He denied leading anyone but merely stated that he was a team manager not a leader. Why is there such a […]

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The Performance Gap

Turning good ideas into action in this modern world is extremely difficult and often does not happen. How many times have you reflected on something and wished you had done what you had thought you might do at the time. How many times have you done nothing about an idea which then makes someone else […]

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True Empowerment and Engagement

How many times have you feel totally powerless and ineffective as a result of the scale of the problem and the lack of understanding what it is that is required of you. Empowerment can only be effective if boundaries, expectations and a common understanding of the current position are shared between the empowering individual and […]

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PUBLIC SPEAKING PHOBIA

How many people are prepared to speak in front of large audiences? Not many and yet it is always an excellent opportunity to reach out  to people quickly and effectively. Public speaking is about connecting with every single person in your audience. It is about managing yourself and your stress in order to deliver the […]

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