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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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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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