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Why Leaders Should Ask More and Tell Less

One of the biggest challenges I see from some Leader / Managers when giving feedback is that they prescribe solutions that will work for them. These prescribed solutions can come in the form of ‘telling’ the person what they should do to address a performance issue, solve a problem or how to write a report…

Why Knowing & Promoting your Personal Brand is a Leadership Essential

So, what makes knowing and promoting your Personal Brand so essential?  Well, if you don’t know what your Personal Brand is and you don’t work on building and promoting it, then you leave yourself wide open for other people to make their own assumptions about what you are like.  Why would you want to hand…
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How to Lead Yourself Effectively without Effort

You are probably familiar with the term ‘getting into your flow’ but maybe you are challenged as to what it means, what benefits it brings and how you can achieve it. I’m a great believer in Positive Psychology which simply means applying psychology to improve our lives as opposed to using psychology to address and…
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Are Limiting Beliefs Limiting your Leadership Mindset

Everyone ‘suffers’ from self-limiting beliefs but what are they and how can they prevent us from achieving our dreams and goals? Self-limiting beliefs are limitations, whether conscious or unconscious that we believe in. They can restrict us from doing what we really want to do. They colour our perception and determine our actions or in…
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Great Questioning Skills Make Great Leaders

When studying for my Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching over 11 years ago, I really learnt some valuable questioning skills.  Everyone has the ability to ask questions I hear you say but are you asking questions in the right way?  Do the responses you receive when asking a question give you enough information so…
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How to be a Collaborative Leader

Collaborative Leadership and the benefits it brings is something you may have heard being bounced about in the workplace.  But what exactly is Collaborative Leadership and how can you become a Collaborative Leader? Collaborative Leadership is a management practice that draws on the Leadership Skills across different business functions and organisational boundaries.  It draws on…
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8 ways for a Leader to Successfully Implement Change

In today’s world, Change is and always will be a constant.  Change is also something every Leader has to deal with no matter what area of business they work in.  Selling and implementing Change is a key Leadership skill but how can Leaders sell and implement Change successfully?  I’ve collated 8 approaches below to help…
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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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