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Active listening drives better business results

Active listening drives better business results One of the most underrated activities in the workplace has to be listening. We are all so busy doing and wanting to be heard that in the art of listening has almost faded into disuse. Asking that all important question,...

What’s your brand?

What’s your brand? Whether we like it or not we all have a brand. We all present in a particular way and leave an immediate impression on those around us.  Even though few of us are marketeers, how we are perceived internally and externally as leaders is...

Manager, mentor or coach?

Manager, mentor or coach? Some of us are naturally quite authoritarian leaders; others operate more comfortably as a mentor or a coach. Being aware of where you sit on this continuum, and being able to move between these styles, will help you become more effective....

Networking: your number one business development opportunity

Networking: your number one business development opportunity All leaders lean on their network, be that for informal advice, recruiting a key hire or to develop their business. In fact, it’s probably one of the most valuable assets any successful leader will nurture...

The power of self reflection

The power of self reflection There is little doubt that the modern manager is paid for action, and success is measured by the consequences of those actions. However, what actions should a leader take in times of extreme uncertainty? Often there is no right answer,...

The Leader Compass

The Leader Compass One of the questions I’m often asked in the coaching room is "which leadership model shall I use?" Tough question; there are so many different models out there, a whole industry in fact, so being able to pick out and recommend the right model to the...

The art of not having to be right

The art of not having to be right

Many leaders have made a career out of not being right. Be that Christopher Columbus (who thought he was leaving for India for in 1492) or a myriad of current world leaders as they fumble to confront today’s complex issues. Many of the executives I work with are full...

12 Job Hunting Tips

12 Job Hunting Tips

I’ve have had more job searches and been to more interviews than I am prepared to admit. I have had lots of advice and received plenty of scars on the way through, so here come my 12 top job hunting tips if you need them at any point. If you have any feedback, please...