How come the importance of a coach on the performance of an Olympic athlete is often not reflected in the business world? An athlete’s sheer determination undoubtedly contributes to victory but it’s important to remember they don’t do it alone. After being questioned about running 10.04 seconds in Ostrava in the run up to the London … Continue reading Olympians have them – why not you?
The White Paper Educational Excellence Everywhere (March 2016) clearly sets out the direction of travel for the education sector for the next 5 years with a focus on Great Teachers, Great Leaders and Empowered Pupils, Parents and Communities. In a sector pressured by OFSTED requirements, changing organisational forms, teaching capacity and capability, the paper presents … Continue reading TRC Education’s Achieving Educational Excellence Study Launched
I get asked this question daily. Leadership is open to widely different interpretations and full of confusing ideas and terminology. The descriptions, definitions and examples of leadership vary enormously. We lead when we are first given a supervisory role at work, a monarch and president are both leaders. We lead our own children in rights … Continue reading How do you define Leadership?
All leaders must have the power to transform a company; whether you have been assigned the task of radically adapting a business, or are just trying to keep up with the latest trends, you need to have the ability to drive change. So what are the three key qualities that aid a leader in making … Continue reading Do you have these qualities to drive change?
After years of experience working with leader’s from all walks of life – from multinational corporations to small five person teams, here are 4 ways we think you’re sure to gain success as a leader… Understand your role – all leaders must start with a clear understanding of what their role is, what is required of … Continue reading Four ways to gain success as a leader
So you’ve got to the top, but you’re feeling disengaged from your team. Have you ever considered that this is a matter of your team’s perception of your role and actions? As a leader, people will inevitably look at you in a different light. Your actions will be scrutinised, and will impact upon every single … Continue reading Are you the leader that gives their team nightmares?
No matter how far up the leadership ladder you are, a major concern is how to keep track of the information given to you. Ever since the birth of email, and more recently, social media, employers have been overloaded with information (be it relevant or irrelevant), which swiftly becomes unmanageable. It’s easy to tell yourself … Continue reading How can you prevent an information overload?
Jim Collins the successful American author of ‘Good to Great’ has helped a good many companies over the years. Although it can sometimes be difficult to follow leadership advice as it often exaggerates what can really be achieved, here are some useful points from Jim you may find helpful. His first is a step by … Continue reading 6 Leadership tips that actually work
In the seventeenth century, the French statesman Cardinal Richelieu relied heavily on the advice of Father François Leclerc du Tremblay, known as France’s ‘éminence grise’ for his grey monk’s habit. Like the famous cardinal, today’s business leaders have their grey eminences. To understand what they do to merit that money, the Harvard Business Review conducted … Continue reading What can coaches do for you?
Marshall Goldsmith, author of ‘What Got You Here Won’t Get You There’ asks some interesting questions about business coaching. He says “Imagine yourself at 95, knowing what was important and what wasn’t. Take that knowledge to heart now, both for your career and for your personal life”. You are now about to receive the best … Continue reading The best coaching you will ever get