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50 Ways you can make a difference as a leader for 2014 – Join the leadership challenge!

I would like to invite you to a leadership challenge. Don’t worry there is no work required from you during this leadership challenge.  You can simply read,  observe, catch up if that is what you would like to do.  Alternatively, if something inspires you, then please join in, submit relevant articles, news, insights, contributions or even experiences.  Whatever you choose, its up to you, the only commitment is to sign […]

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A Creative Look At Routine – 5 Steps To Transform Your Routine Processes or Tasks

A Creative Look At Routine – 5 Steps To Transform Your Routine Processes or Tasks

Are you creative in your routine? A human myth is that there are creative people and people who simply aren’t.  The truth is that we are all creating.   Some of us simply create more routine in our lives than others.  Some create a more adventurous lifestyle, hone artistic qualities or even can create much drama in their lives.   One of the determinants of how you will use your creative skills […]

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14 Ways to Be a Great Team Player At Work

14 Ways to Be a Great Team Player At Work

In the new social world we now live in, the importance of teamwork in any organisation is key Being a collaborative team player, aligning purpose, values and effort will be the hallmarks of a great employee. Andrew Armour sets out the need for collaborative working in Why Superteams Win In The Social Era Of Business, and asserts that 86% of senior executives surveyed in the 2011 Innovation Barometer, viewed collaboration as vital […]

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2 Faulty Thinking Patterns Leaders Must Ditch

2 Faulty Thinking Patterns Leaders Must Ditch

Most progressive people in business understand only too well that the old paradigm of faulty thinking  has long gone. Examples like “profit before values”: underhand strategies of “the end justifies the means” or  “we are important so we deserve special privileges”  have been exposed and deleted by the best organisations.   While businesses regroup and reevaluate their ethics, culture and practices to make amends, change doesn’t happen overnight.  Some two years […]

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The Leadership Formula – 5 Components For Transformation

The Leadership Formula – 5 Components For Transformation

Influential Leaders have several components in place, working together, which I call the leadership formula, which compels people to join in with and embrace their leadership. The leadership formula usually involves a number of fairly simple concepts.  Yet, despite the simplicity of such concepts, there still appears to be a dearth of great leadership at a business, political and world level.   Even though there seems to be some “modest” improvements […]

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Burying the Hatchet on Work Place Disputes

Burying the Hatchet on Work Place Disputes

Disputes at work cost us much more than loss of productivity As we speak I have placed myself at the centre of a dispute. Now for me this is quite a big deal because quite frankly I am against being in dispute per se. The details of the dispute are immaterial because all it really boils down to is that the other person I am in dispute with simply sees […]

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The Hidden Power For Leadership and Life

The Hidden Power For Leadership and Life

Everyone has this power, some of us just don’t realise it. When I first began leading and managing teams, I would be irritated by negative and “play it safe” people.  My desire to get on and create great outcomes meant anyone or anything which appeared to block the team power  or create resistance was simply just a nuisance.  That was just one of the many immature attitudes I began my […]

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10 Steps to Find Balance in the Pursuit of Excellence

10 Steps to Find Balance in the Pursuit of Excellence

Finding balance while pursuing excellence I met with some very dear friends earlier this week, we are friends and business colleagues and so much of the topic of conversation revolves around our respective business issues.  We were recounting our progress with varying amounts of success.  One of my projects is taking much longer than I thought, and I was happily talking about the qualitative changes I felt I must make […]

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The Cornerstone of Authentic Leadership

The Cornerstone of Authentic Leadership

Authentic Leadership skills include learning from relationships. Many years ago I worked with a client who was thinking of starting up her own business. She had many talents, and interests with lots to offer. Part of the process of finding out where she wanted to go, why and how she might do it was to explore her current employment which seemed to be causing her much angst, anger and frustration. […]

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5 Characteristics of an Open-Minded Leader

5 Characteristics of an Open-Minded Leader

An open-minded leader can appear anywhere. I remember when I was still in my teens listening to a most fascinating work colleague, who professed to understand how hypnotists managed to tap into someone’s subconscious and get it to take control. In the next breath he would describe his insights gained in different cultures which he had acquired in his Navy days. His range of conversation was diverse, lively and knowledgeable. […]

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