Strong and stable leadership Mrs May?

Lessons on Leadership From the Election:  Not having a closed shop? Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill were Theresa May’s key advisers in her flawed election campaign where she succeeded in scraping a hung parliament from the jaws of a vastly increased majority.  There are some important lessons in leadership that we can all learn from the Conservative campaign and I intend to write a blog everyday this week on those lessons. During April of this year, Theresa May, most would say came over as a very credible leader, it was reported on the 11th April that she had a 37 […]

10 Success Principles of Iconic Leaders: Napoleon Hill

In the early 1900’s, Napoleon Hill studied 500 of the most successful and wealthy people of that era, including Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, William Wrigley Jr., Charles M. Schwab, Theodore Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Thomas Edison and many more. He was commissioned by Andrew Carnegie to interview and associate with them in order to extrapolate the characteristics, traits and actions of successful people. After 20 years, Napoleon Hill was successful in doing so, publishing a number of books, magazines and articles. He earned several million dollars acting on the information gathered. Napoleon Hill’s legacy lives on through […]

Listen Before You Leap

Risk-taking is critical to business success. But the starting point for taking smart risks should be inaction, not action. Come on, you might be thinking, let’s fast forward to where the action is! Risk taking is James Bond throttling a motorcycle off a cliff and parachuting into a waiting speedboat; it’s Indiana Jones cracking his bullwhip at the bad guy; it’s John Rambo demolishing a foreign army all by himself; and it’s Lara Croft karate chopping a baldheaded villain. At first glance, risk taking seems to always involve doing something. Risk taking is the protester marching, the rebel resisting, the […]

6 Traits of an Extraordinary Leader

You are a leader and the world is awaiting your instructions. This is true whether you manage a team in a company, lead a classroom, or run a household. It’s also true even if you have no official leadership position at all. You don’t need to be in the top box of an organizational chart or president of the PTA to be a leader. Regardless of your current role or position, you are always leading the people around you. You lead long before you have a title that spells it out. So today, recognize your leadership and take responsibility for the influence you have […]

LEADERSHIP- THE ART OF FORGETTING

A key skill for today’s leader is knowing what to remember and what to forget. Sometimes it is good to forget sometimes it is essential to remember this article assesses the importance of forgetting to leadership Modern Leaders must be able to make clear decisions drawn from myriad bits of information; their decisions need to reflect a big picture understanding. With information becoming so abundant in this modern age, it is very easy to become overloaded and therefore not to comprehend the big picture. Total recall has often been associated with a high level of intelligence and hence achievement but […]

Leadership Can Be Learned

I am frequently asked and often challenged by being asked “Can leadership really be learned?” In response to my reply that it can be learned I am usually then asked “What about natural leaders then?” In reply I usually ask “What about natural sportsmen and sportswomen?” Given we state quite clearly our definition of leadership is “the ability to influence and motivate others to perform successfully and achieve” then we are considering leadership as an ability which, in turn, implies understanding, knowledge and skill are required to be able to exercise the ability to full effect. Even the most talented and skilled sports people, speakers, […]

Risk and Leadership

Leadership is inherently about taking risk, risks with people and risks with situations. It is the ability to judge when risk has to be taken and mitigating that risk whilst understanding how much risk needs to be taken that truly marks out a good leader. Humans are naturally risk averse, their instincts are designed to protect them and therefore they like to live within their comfort zone. And yet if we were all to live within our comfort zone mankind would not be progressing and pushing at the natural and technological boundaries in the way that we are. Let us […]

How To Get Your Staff Using New Technology by Lily Booth

Adaption is vital to survival and the same goes for technology in business. If used and implemented correctly, technology can innovate a company’s operations. Despite this, we all know how tricky it can be to roll out a new system to all staff, however obvious the benefits might be. Steve Jobs once said, ‘innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower’ and as a leader, you should be prepared that not all your followers will understand your innovation! So how can you get your team adopt a new system? Here are a few tips you might find useful. Share the […]

How To Radically Improve Your Team Experience – 10 Practical Tips by Marcela Sapone

Be one team. 10 practical tips on building a cohesive culture and a better work experience for everyone.Preview As of late, there has been much discussion about the on-demand workforce and worker classifications. In the past few months alone, I have travelled to countless DC roundtables and spoken to a variety of reporters covering labor issues and technology. While I’m encouraged by the recent interest on the future of work and employee relations policy, I know it’s also important to recognize how those discussions manifest themselves in the lives of real people and businesses. My business, Hello Alfred, is pioneering a new workforce classification […]

Top Tips on how to be a great coachee

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to have experienced great coaching, you’ll know that the results can be staggering.  And even life-changing. But I want to let you know, there’s a few secrets to it being successful…. The coach plays (or should play) a very minimal part in the whole process.  It’s all about what YOU, the coachee, bring to the party.  Yes, the coach will ask you lots of questions and encourage you to open up about your ambitions, challenges and obstacles, but there’s so much about the whole experience that rides on what YOU bring. You. Right at the start of […]