Leadership

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Managing Differently in the Digital Era

Achieving power, exerting influence and maintaining control have long been the domains of executive leaders. We've all seen how information and expertise – critical tools in wielding power and influence - resided at the top of organisation structures. In [...]

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Jeff Bezos – Disrupting retail AND management practice

This week capped a remarkable ascendency for Jeff Bezos. He's now officially the richest man in modern history, surpassing Bill Gates. Remarkably, it's taken him just 22 years since he founded Amazon to reach this position. His secret? Bezos’ secret seems [...]

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Duchesses, Dukes, Divorce and Diversity….

The past 12 months has seen a seismic shift in what constitutes acceptable behaviour within a range of industries, organisations and interpersonal situations. The tsunamis of change have even caught up with another well-known firm – the British Royalty! Who [...]

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Does your leadership style produce results?

Historically leadership style simply referred to the way a leader went about providing direction, implementing plans and motivating people. Their leadership style described what they did and how they did it but didn't explicitly refer to what results the [...]

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So Managers cannot be great Leaders you say…

When I first studied management at Business School, the leading authority was Peter Drucker. His book “The Principles of Management” was the bible for managers and Drucker’s insights into management and leadership are still worth reading today. Drucker [...]

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Empowering leadership: Does it always work?

It’s been over 3 decades since the concept of employee empowerment was born. To date it has many advocates – including us! Empowered employees – people who have the confidence in their competence to undertake challenging tasks as well as the personal [...]

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The future of management? More managers

There’s been a lot of speculation about where jobs are going to come from in the future. The advent of AI and ever increasing automation in the workplace are legitimate cause for concern. Fortunately, McKinsey has just published a comprehensive report: Jobs [...]

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Are management apprenticeships the future?

Earlier this year, the UK government implemented a new apprenticeship levy on large employers to fund management apprenticeships as well as others. The aim is to significantly increase apprenticeship starts and stimulate productivity growth. Why? UK [...]

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Learning to Celebrate Failure and Success

I've recently had the privilege of working with the extended leadership team at an Australian EdTech business. They've grown from 10 to 75 people in the past 5 years with offices in Europe, North America and Australia. Technology is clearly crucial to their [...]

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Speaking Up is Harder to Do than it Sounds

My recent LinkedIn post featuring Madeline Albright’s interview with TIME resonated strongly with people. Albright spoke about the “fear of speaking up and being seen as stupid— only to have a man say the same thing to praise from participants”. Many [...]

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