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Posts in Leadership

Shakespeare, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

2nd Nov, 2016

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. You may have seen or been involved in some of the commemoration events. A few weeks ago we watched a tribute screened live from the Royal Shakespeare Company. It was a feast of famous scenes from some of his plays acted out, read or […]

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How to lead extraverts and introverts

16th Mar, 2015
Managing Introverts and Extroverts

Great infographic from Insights on the different leadership / management styles required for extraverts and introverts. Click here now for more on Insights Discovery.

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Ten Questions to Ask Before Setting Goals

9th Jan, 2015
Setting Goals

Latest research suggests that goal setting needs to be thought through and handled with care if it is not to become a problem. Below is a summary of the findings. I am sure you will be able to think of instances where goal setting has been counter productive in your own experience and/or when looking […]

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Put your goals in the positive

10th Jan, 2014

For many years we have been telling clients to make sure any goal is expressed in the positive. It seems that the brain doesn’t process negatives well. If I tell you for example to “not think of blue fish” your mind is probably now awash with images of blue fish! Away from or avoidance goals […]

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Do we know how to listen?

25th Jul, 2013
listening

Do we know how to listen?   A Story – The Sound of the Forest Back in China in the third century A.D., the King Ts’ao sent his son, Prince T’ai, to the temple to study under the great master Pan Ku. Because Prince T’ai was to succeed his father as king, Pan Ku was […]

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Margaret Thatcher and Leadership

1st May, 2013

Margaret Thatcher and Leadership Since the death of Margaret Thatcher, the media has been awash with conflicting accounts of how she led the country during her three terms as Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. Commentators have been grappling with the issue of whether she was a great leader or not. The answer to this […]

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Rejuvenate or relegate? Team performance and the new manager. Lessons from football.

17th Apr, 2013

So, it’s that time again. As we approach the climax of the football season there are  eight clubs looking nervously over their shoulders, as they become entangled in the relegation dogfight. Success means essential financial investment and currency in the war for footballing talent. Failure is unthinkable. The Premier League ends in May, and teams […]

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The “leadership time bomb”: What are you doing to bridge the gap?

5th Sep, 2012
Leadership IMPACT

 I wonder how much work is being done across the UK to bridge the leadership gap that was exposed a few weeks ago in a report by our partner talent management company, SHL. The Global Leadership study showed that while the UK might be ranked in the top three for “capable leaders”, when it comes […]

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Team GB, Olympic and Paralympic success and lessons for the workplace

19th Aug, 2012

Lessons that we can learn from the Olympics: You knew we would have to write up our thoughts on the Olympics didn’t you?  It was great wasn’t it?  Team GB surpassed all expectations.  So how can this success be translated to the world of work? Here are our thoughts, together with some questions to reflect […]

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Stuck Tube Train / Do you create heat or light?

25th May, 2012

  Did you see the tube train stuck in the tunnel on the hottest day of the year so far – it took upto 3.5 hours for passengers to get out? Heat is often uncomfortable isn’t it? And light often welcoming.  Do you direct your energy to creating heat or light? Leadership and management requires […]

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