Leadership

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Driving Performance Through Quality Performance Conversations

Over the past five years, a revolution in Performance Management has taken place. Companies such as Accenture, Microsoft and PWC have dumped their traditional "backward looking" ratings approach and have adopted or are experimenting with "goal oriented" [...]

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The Meeting is Dead: Long Live the Meeting!

A Ted talk here by Jason Fried (the CEO and co-founder of project management firm Basecamp) really got me thinking about this issue. He makes a very convincing case that the best place to work isn't at work due to what he calls the M&M factor –Meetings [...]

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It’s our mindsets (not the economy) silly!

Over the past 3 decades I've been fortunate to have pretty good flexibility in where, when and how I work. It's allowed me the space I need to reflect and think so I could see how to optimise my productivity and get stuff done to achieve goals. In the early [...]

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Making teams work takes work

Working in Teams is something we can all relate to. There is huge quantities of literature on how to create high performing teams and many professionals available to help our teams work more effectively. Yet my guess would be that many of us would say the teams [...]

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Deciding how to Decide

In the face of digital disruption and generational change, deciding how much to involve others in the decisions you need to make as a leader and manager is more relevant now than ever. Advances in technology – particularly AI - mean that many decisions [...]

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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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