We all want to excel at our jobs, become the best leader we can be for our teams, and produce the strongest results. Whilst there is no simple formula for doing so, there are several traits which we see time and time again in the most effective leaders. Consider your performance in these key areas … Continue reading Do you have what it takes to become a great leader?
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As well established leaders and executives, it can become easy to avoid challenge within your day-to-day work. Many leaders create teams who support them and think along the same lines, boosting their confidence and creating a comfortable workplace atmosphere. This way of working can only get you so far; by continuing to work how you … Continue reading Create challenge to drive your business forward
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?
Some years ago we worked with a client who was headhunted by a major retailer. For the sake of this example, let’s call her Helen. She joined the company in a major role in retail operations. Having already had experience of executive coaching in her previous company, took us with her to support and challenge … Continue reading Finding your own way
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