The Biggest Leadership Challenge

So the cricket season is now in full swing, which reminds me of my childhood days, when my Dad used to take me to Headingley to watch the test matches.  Around that time there was one particular person who my Dad used to wax lyrical...

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What a 5 year old can teach us about leadership

I have to admit I learn something from my daughter Rae nearly every day. Ok she is only five but nevertheless…   In amongst everything else one of the things I’ve noticed, is Rae hardly ever gets frustrated by the behaviour and actions of other people. Instead...

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5 Minute Leadership Q&A – I’m Fine…

The question this time is "How can I get my people to open up to me more and tell me how they are really feeling, instead of just replying with 'I'm fine'?"   How many times have you had this happen to you?   We are willing to bet...

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6 Steps to Smart Simplicity

Here's a Ted talk from Yves Morieux with a somewhat challenging view on why productivity and motivation are falling in most companies and organisations, despite all the advances in technology and communication.   In this 10 minute video he challenges the two accepted pillars of management in...

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How shopping in the supermarket is like leadership

  We are always amazed by what we learn about leadership from, what are seemingly everyday occurrences.   So we thought we'd share with you a short animated film in our vlog above about a scene we bet is very familiar to most of us, especially those of us...

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What Happens When People Feel Safe?

  Here's an interesting 10 minute video by Simon Sinek.   If you've watched our previous blog posts you'll recognise him. In this video Simon is talking about how leaders can positively impact on the commitment and productivity of their people by really getting the environment right.   In his...

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The 7 Sins of Speaking

  Here's an interesting 10 minute video by Julian Treasure.   He first discusses the 7 sins of speaking - the bad habits we all fall into, that ultimately end up making it harder for people to listen to us.  He makes the case for the power of...

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5 Minute Leadership Q&A – Leader vs. Expert

  This is is our second 5 minute leadership Q&A.   The question this time is "Can I lead a team when I don't know all the technical aspects of their role?   "Perhaps unsurprisingly, we get asked this question by many leaders who think they should know the answer...

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