We're used to reading everywhere that all great leaders have the characteristics of good decision making and delegation. But what about another characteristic all great leaders have in common - failure. Often the path to being a great leader isn't a smooth one. In fact, it's often our failures that teach us the most important lessons to be being great leaders.
Published: 5 September 2018
The England football team’s World Cup success and has amazed and inspired the country, turning the experience of watching the team from dread to delight. "During my career everyone was talking about the tactical and technical elements of the game but more often it was the mental game seemed that was the difference between success and failure."
Published: 11 July 2018
Fear may be stopping talented senior managers and directors in your organisation from stepping up. As talented individuals take on increased responsibility, there is an expectation that they glide seamlessly to leadership. Yet the level of challenge and exposure can leave them feeling overwhelmed and vulnerable.
Published: 12 June 2018
How we react is entirely within our control and appreciating this can make all the difference. As leaders of change, this is the message we must impart to our people if we wish to be successful. For only your people can deliver your business strategy. Only your people can deliver the change your business requires.
Published: 6 June 2018
Successful leaders are the sum of many parts, and successful leadership teams are the result of a combination of complementary sums that play to individual and team strengths. Contributor By Dr Andy Brown, CEO – ENGAGE.
Nurturing these strengths is critical, not just at key business moments, but using a sustained, long-term approach that allows teams to evolve to meet new challenges, and to support seamless succession planning. Leadership nurturing can be addressed in a number of ways, but most critically businesses needs to focus on:
Published: 15 May 2018
Beauty, not in the sense of style, but in delivering truth, meaning and purpose. Stories that aim to fill the soul and inspire the mind to make change for better business and a more human world. I hope they will help us all understand how and why beautiful businesses endure.
Published: 8 May 2018
While there are many factors involved in building a productive, effective and happy workforce – including pay, benefits, progression opportunities and training – one which is often taken for granted is social learning: the process of learning by observing and imitating the behaviour of those around us.
Published: 7 May 2018
A provocative stance taken by the organisation leaders presents HR with a number of challenges. The first being to understand why. Why would a chief executive or leader of a council pick a fight with their staff? Why would the leader claim that there was not enough support for the changes when there had been few moans or complaints?
Published: 22 April 2018
Most people know what IQ Intelligence Quotient is, but few know about EQ Emotional Quotient/Intelligence. Where IQ is the measurement of the brains ability to think, problem solve and memory; EQ Emotional Quotient/Intelligence is the measurement of an individual to understand others; how they think, feel and their personal concerns.
Published: 13 April 2018
Studies and research into management and leadership is showing that the motivation of individuals striving to be in management and leadership and stay in these positions, is primarily based on achieving power and achieving self-esteem; both, self-esteem how they feel about themselves and how they think others perceive them.
Published: 12 April 2018