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LEADERSHIP FOR 2012

The modern world where life is fast, communication is fast and technological advantage short lived, amplifies the requirement for flexibility and creates the need for an extended range of attributes from a leader

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Permanent Crisis – The Millennium Leadership Challenge

For me, as we enter the fifth consecutive year of ‘current crisis’, this poses the question ‘double dip’ or new economic environment? ……… Or realise leadership and organisational adaptability are required to overcome the relentless challenges of our ‘new economic environment’? ……. one course of action is more likely to succeed than the other.

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A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE FOR 2012

The most important consideration in today’s business perspective is that the world has changed and it will not return to the heady days of 2008 prior to the banking crisis.

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A NEW FORM OF LEADERSHIP

This new leadership comes and goes dependent upon the social situation and leaders come and go dependent upon the relevance of their expertise and the access they have to social media and the scale of their audience

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PREPARING FOR A DIFFERENT FUTURE

Quite simply when you are the bottom of a well you have two choices drown or start climbing and I believe that we are now beginning our ascent. So as we emerge into a brave new world that will be very different from all that has gone before how are we preparing for it?

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STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE OR TRYING TO THRIVE?

If your answer is “survive” I would suggest you are likely to be undermining your chances of success by adopting a limiting perspective and attitude. It is possible your thinking will be constraining your business options by the inflexibility of your view of the current situation.

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LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITY AND OWNERSHIP

Leadership is all about ownership and responsibility wherever that leadership may be exercised.

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THE VALUE OF LOCAL

Next time you venture to a retail outlet just think of the damage you are doing to yourself and your community as you purchase a product that can be but has not been resourced from your local area.

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WHAT ENGLAND RUGBY CAN LEARN FROM NEW ZEALAND

It seems incredible that a nation of only 4 million people can become the Rugby World Cup winners against teams with national populations of England 50,000,000, France 65,000,000, South Africa 50,000,000 and Australia 22,000,000.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

Effective communication involves moral courage, honesty and the ability to give and receive feedback. Meetings that do not involve challenge and two way discussion are ineffective.

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