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Do A Reality Check

We all know that the pressure on organisations these days is significant. Those who lead organisations understand that if they fail to change or adapt they can easily become irrelevant. So the case for change might seem pretty compelling. Surely working on another idea or change won’t be that much of an issue for people. […]

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What’s Really Hindering Your Organisation Making Change?

Few organisations can afford to stand still. Small adjustments are being made all the time. When it comes to more significant change, a much greater challenge is faced. In general there are likely to be several factors that could be hindering your organisation making change. People don’t see the need for change Whether we like […]

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Building On Strengths When Trying To Make Change

Change is a challenge at the best of times. Often when it comes to communicating change, leaders focus their attention on problems and consequences. While there is merit in this approach, there is an alternative. Appreciative enquiry is one of those alternatives. Rather than placing the emphasis on what is wrong, it starts by positively […]

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Keeping It All in Perspective

You’re in a position of responsibility where the results that you achieve are dependent on the contribution of others. You probably get that as a leader. Yet there is often a disconnect between what people know and what people do. You know that to achieve anything people need to take some risk. Things might not […]

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The Best Leaders

A few are brilliant, some are good and others struggle when it comes to leading. So what is it in my view that results in someone being the best leader? Want To Lead The career path in most organisations seems to be pretty fixed. The only way up is to start managing and leading. Yet […]

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Sometimes You Have To Just Say It

In organisations we are all to a greater or lesser extent looking to keep the bad news or reality away from people. Now clearly there are going to be times when there are commercial confidentiality issues that mean you have to keep things under wraps. Yet in truth this is more likely to be the […]

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Motivating Your Team

Motivation is a topic that is written and talked about a lot. It’s one of those topics that seems simple in theory but a whole lot harder in practice Why It Matters As a leader or manager you know deep down that the results that you achieve, depends on what other contributes. Even if you […]

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Know Your Audience

As a leader in any profession, function or organisation, you know that to achieve anything you are going to have to get the buy-in and support of people. So far so good. It’s really easy to say but a lot more difficult to achieve in practice. We all know that different people like to receive […]

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What Do You Want To Achieve?

Successful leaders need to be able to present well. Notice I said present well rather than present brilliantly. You can be mediocre and still get the result that you want. The question is are you clear about what it is you want to achieve as a result of making a presentation? This is key. If […]

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