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Success In A New Leadership Role: Your First 90 Days Are Crucial

Posted in: Winning or Achieving Early Success in a New Leadership Role, New Leadership Role or Transition, Leading During Change or Transition | Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

When you begin a new leadership role, key stakeholders looking at your performance will often decide within 90 to 120 days whether you have the capacity, capability and approach to succeed. Take time to consider how to nail this position from the start.

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Business Results Vs Staff Impact: Both Need To Be Managed

Posted in: Developing Leadership Influence, Leadership Consulting – Driving SME Growth and Success | Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Research tells us that on average staff members are disengaged for 30% of their working week. This is a massive cost to many businesses but one that can be addressed by looking at the focus you have on people and performance.

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CEO’s In The Know: Informed CEO’s Are More Effective Leaders

Posted in: Want to take your leadership to the next level? | Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

CEO’s need to remain close to and be aware of the mood, opinions and needs of all their key stakeholder groups such as clients, staff, the board and suppliers. Yet many become isolated and a gulf is created between their understanding and the perceptions of some stakeholders. What they need is honest opinion, honest challenge and honest feedback.

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The Challenge of Infighting

Posted in: Building Emotional Intelligence EQ, Resolving Leadership Team Conflict | Thursday, December 15th, 2011

When there is a need for a business to deliver on a big vision, strategy or goal, the energy of your people that can be harnessed towards that objective, is critical. Infighting, ongoing conflict or when people fundamentally don’t get on eat away at or waste that energy. This is a major cost in many businesses and affects more than just the people involved.

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Leaders for the Future

Posted in: Leading During Change or Transition | Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

When there is a need for a business or organisation to deliver on a significant vision, the leadership group will play a key role in determining whether that vision is delivered or not. The future capacity and capabilities of the leadership group must line up with the aspirations of the organisation, yet often the leadership reflects more closely the business as it is, or as it was.

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Tolerating Poor Management or Leadership – It’s Not a Winning Strategy

Posted in: Coaching Your People, Becoming a Better Leader Through Executive Development | Monday, October 31st, 2011

In a challenging business environment, many organisations need to deliver significant changes or results with diminished resources. Success will largely depend on the ability of their leaders and managers. Yet in many businesses, mediocre leadership performance is tolerated as it is felt addressing this is “too hard”. However, ignoring this can adversely impact the entire organisation.

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Leadership Breakthrough: How Some Leaders Develop Significantly Over a Short Period

Posted in: Winning or Achieving Early Success in a New Leadership Role, New Leadership Role or Transition | Monday, October 10th, 2011

There are periods in the lifecycle of most leaders when they achieve significant breakthroughs in their leadership effectiveness and performance over a relatively short timeframe. This article explores how to achieve a real breakthrough in your leadership performance and improve your career.

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Leadership Development: Smart Investment or Unnecessary Overhead?

Posted in: Becoming a Better Leader, Becoming a Better Leader Through Executive Development | Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Many organisations invest a considerable amount of money and resource into developing their leaders. This article outlines how to ensure your leadership development programmes have a realistic chance of delivering results instead of becoming an unnecessary overhead.

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Free Best Practice Leadership Articles

Posted in: Becoming a Better Leader, Developing Team Performance with Senior Leadership Teams | Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Finding time to review your leadership performance and understand how to maximize your skills and those of your team can benefit most leaders, no matter how long you have been in a senior position. In these Free Leadership Articles our experienced executive and business coaches share some of the tools and processes that can help you significantly improve your leadership.

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Addressing Under Performance With Leaders

Posted in: Want to take your leadership to the next level?, Leading During Change or Transition | Monday, July 4th, 2011

Organisational structure is driven by individual and team performance. Where that performance is below par it needs to be addressed and not tolerated as it will invariably have a wider negative impact on the business both externally and internally.

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