Category Archives: leadership

Leading and Living through Change

Life happens. Things don’t always go according to plan. No wonder John Lennon, and some wise people before him have said, “Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans.” And yet when the unexpected happens, … Continue reading

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Are You Guilty of Neglecting the People Who Matter the Most?

Have you noticed how when you are busy, under pressure and feeling pulled from all directions, you get into a different zone of doing things. In fact, it is not just our communication which changes but our whole persona! I … Continue reading

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Leadership Nuggets: Acknowledge the Truth

Three things cannot be long hidden – the sun, the moon and the truth! – Buddha Have you had a time when someone – be it a colleague, direct report, supplier or friend who was not quite performing or was … Continue reading

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Leadership: 5 Keys to Focus your Authentic Legacy Story

“Your story is the greatest legacy that you will leave to your friends. It’s the longest-lasting legacy you will leave to your heirs.” —Steve Saint It was a leisurely Spring Saturday morning as we drove out. On the way, we decided … Continue reading

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Leadership: The Truth about Change

I am delighted to interview Hilary Potts as she launches her new book, “The Truth about Change” this week.” Hilary Potts has guided executives through successful change initiatives, and is also the author of the popular “The Executive Transition Playbook.” … Continue reading

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How do You Influence Others?

Being able to influence others is a core leadership competency. Whether this is engaging your people in upcoming organisational change, getting buy-in into the new vision or sustaining an engaged and dynamic culture, without being able to influence, a leader’s … Continue reading

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What was the most surprising feedback you received last year?

The beginning of the new year naturally gets us reflecting. The good, the bad and the ugly. Some years feel great and we want the momentum to continue; others tougher. With the latter, we look forward to the New Year quietly … Continue reading

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Leadership: Seven Ways of Receiving Feedback that will Stall Your Career

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates Receiving feedback is not always easy. It is also normal and natural to feel uncomfortable and even defensive at such times. However, constructive feedback is also … Continue reading

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Leadership: How You can Make Your People Feel Valued and Get Better Results

On Engaged employees “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.”  – Simon Sinek The ability to have an engaged work force is vital for the success of the entire organisation. … Continue reading

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Authentic Leadership: Have you had a defining moment?

Last week, as part of our authentic leadership programme, my colleague and I invited the participants to explore their leadership stories. These are stories that have formed and informed us and make us the leaders that we are. The exploration … Continue reading

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