Leadership mindset

How to Assess and Refocus your Leadership Mindset

One of life’s biggest challenges is being able to control how our emotions and feelings affect out moods and our behaviours.  Great Leaders have the ability to do this – that’s partly what makes them great Leaders. I previously blogged, in November of last year, about how our attitude, negative or positive can impact our…
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Ongoing learning

How Ongoing Learning Can Create your Dream

Building Confidence
Almost 15 years ago I took a redundancy package from a large, corporate telecoms company as a Tech Desktop Services Manager.  To say leaving a job that provided a pension scheme, health insurance, a bonus and a company car was not only scary but frightening.   On top of figuring out what I wanted in life…
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leader in a meeting

4 Tips to Get Ahead in your Leadership Career

We like to feel comfortable in what we do so therefore, we don’t always look to making changes or disrupting this feeling of being comfortable.  We like being in our comfort zone as it’s non-threatening, non-scary and well, comfortable.   I like to push myself and participants on my courses out of their comfort zones.  If…
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Be a more effective leader

Be the leader you want to be led by

Happy New Year to one and all.  Here’s to a great 2018. Some of you may know that I design and deliver Leadership courses for organisations in industries such as Pharma, Financial Services, Tech, Hospitality, Property Services etc. On some of these Leadership training courses, I ask for a Senior Leader in the business to…
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how to be resilient

How to Become More Resilient

We often hear the term ‘resilience’ being bantered about and that we should be more ‘resilient’ in the workplace however, what does being resilient mean? Being resilient means having the ability to bounce back in the face of adversity or in other words, being able to bounce back when the going gets tough. Every day…
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Praise before it’s due

Building Confidence, Leadership
One of the most challenging things to do as a Leader can be to praise your staff when they are doing a good job.  How often do we just see the negative action an employee takes and just ‘gloss over’ what they do right?  A little praise goes a long way and when it’s given…
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Building Confidence Exercise

In last month’s blog, we looked at how to manage nerves when they kick-in when you are presenting or speaking in public.  This month’s blog will give you some tips on how to build your confidence when presenting or speaking in public. One method I use to control my nerves whether it’s prior to giving…
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