Category Archives for "Leadership"

3 Top Tips for Setting Your 2019 Goals

The start of a new year is often a time when people think about goals for the year. Of course thinking about goals and actually achieving them is very different. So often people start off with great intentions. They might actually get started. All good. So what are my 3 top tips to increase the […]

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Thoughts On Leadership

A former boss of mine once said that leadership is hard to define but that you know it when you see it. In this short video I share some thoughts and perspectives on leadership. Over the years I’ve learned a lot about leading. And I’ve realised that you are never really the finished article when […]

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How To Be A Good Manager

The career path for professionals is very familiar. Do a good job as a professional and you get promoted. When promoted you have to manage fellow professionals. It can be tough. So how can you make that transition and be a good manager? Remember that getting better as a manager is continual work in progress.

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Making A Bigger Impact As A Finance Team

Finance teams are in a great position.  They have well qualified, hard working and committed people. The foundations are in place to make a big contribution to the business. Sometimes that happens.  Sometimes teams are just plodding along, doing the basics well, What about your team? If your finance team is not making the kind […]

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Allowing Others to Shine When Leading and Managing

You perform well in your professional field.  You get promoted into a management role. Maybe you go even further and make it into a leadership role. Some accountants and professionals make that transition almost effortlessly.  Others find it more of a struggle. What you need to understand about managing or leading We often are presented […]

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How To Be A More Assertive Leader or Manager – 4 Top Tips

Being a leader or manager can at times be extremely challenging.  Often when people who manage get feedback on their performance they are sometimes told that they need to assert themselves more.  In these cases, it is easy to misinterpret what being more assertive is and instead of asserting yourself you become more aggressive. So […]

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How To Improve Team Performance

At a conceptual level many people understand the value of teams and team working in delivering great results.  Despite this understanding many teams still struggle to deliver to their potential.  So how can you improve team performance? Give Them A Clear Purpose No matter what type of team that you are leading or part of […]

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Leading a Successful Team – 5 Top Tips

I recently conducted a survey to determine some of the challenges faced by those in leadership and management roles.  One theme that kept coming up over and over again was related to the challenges of leading and managing a team.  Some of the challenges highlighted included motivating and dealing with difficult staff. We all know […]

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