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6 Simple Ways Excellent Managers Engage Their People

6 Simple Ways Excellent Managers Engage Their People

Here are some key things you can do to be one of those bosses that help to connect, motivate and engage your people. A survey by Glassdoor of 2000 UK workers in 2017 found that one in five people will resign because of a bad boss. The most common problem was...

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14 Leadership Hacks

14 Leadership Hacks

Create More Time, Feel More Focused, Win Respect,And Be More Successful 14 Leadership Hacks is my new e-book and you can get it here or complete the form in the side bar. This e-book is all about how you can transform your leadership skills and make a big positive...

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Pick Your Battles, Win More, Save Time, Reduce Stress

Pick Your Battles, Win More, Save Time, Reduce Stress

I’m not advocating office punch-ups either real or virtual but everyone needs to know what’s worth fighting for. Dr Richard Carlson wrote Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff, and encouraged us to ask ourselves, ‘Will this matter a year from now?’ It’s a great...

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10 Top Reasons Leaders Get A Coach

10 Top Reasons Leaders Get A Coach

Have you ever wondered what people get out of coaching? Here are ten top objectives executives have for coaching (in no particular order). Plus some reasons they might be important to you too. They’re quite broad areas but you can probably imagine where your goals...

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11 Ways To Exercise Influence Without Authority

11 Ways To Exercise Influence Without Authority

Making things happen with multiple stakeholders, competing agendas and constant change means you have to be at the top of your game to succeed. Flatter management structures, more intricate partnerships and alliances all require people to exercise...

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9 Reasons Why Getting A Coach Is A No-Brainer

9 Reasons Why Getting A Coach Is A No-Brainer

Why is it that in sport even at the grass roots level, it’s normal to have a coach? Usually more than one. But in business it is often still regarded as a luxury for a select few or a last resort for people who are struggling. Here are nine of the reasons...

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7 WAYS TO INSPIRE ACTION IN OTHERS

7 WAYS TO INSPIRE ACTION IN OTHERS

As leaders you spend a good deal of time inspiring action in others. Frequently you have to do this when there aren’t any more cash incentives to hand out. So what do you do to inspire action in others? The good news is surveys consistently show that...

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9 POWERFUL WAYS TO HELP YOU PERFORM AS A TEAM

9 POWERFUL WAYS TO HELP YOU PERFORM AS A TEAM

Is your team behaving more as a collection of loosely related individuals or are they really pulling together as a team? Do you feel like there are more factors pulling your team apart than bonding it together? Less time spent together, more home working...

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THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF LEADING YOURSELF TO SUCCESS

THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF LEADING YOURSELF TO SUCCESS

Why Self-Leadership Means You Win No Matter What I’m a believer in leadership but I’m an even bigger believer in Self-Leadership or leading yourself to success. Let me explain. I see a tremendous amount of guidance about how leaders should lead and about how managers...

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7 QUALITIES FOR SUCCESSFUL LEADERS

7 QUALITIES FOR SUCCESSFUL LEADERS

A Fusion of Selflessness and Selfishness Creates Success Look at successful leaders and you’ll see both selfishness and selflessness. It’s never just one or the other because the chemistry creates the difference. Views on leadership easily become polarized. Some argue...

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HOW EFFECTIVE LEADERS COMMUNICATE

HOW EFFECTIVE LEADERS COMMUNICATE

Good Communication Skills Help You Inspire Trust   If I asked you whether you communicate with your team, your boss, customers or other stakeholders you’d probably say – ‘All the time.’ But if I asked when was the last time you called them for a chat or had a...

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3 CLEVER STRATEGIES TO GET BUY-IN FROM STAKEHOLDERS

3 CLEVER STRATEGIES TO GET BUY-IN FROM STAKEHOLDERS

Have you ever wondered why you seem to connect so well with some people and yet sometimes, despite lots of apparent similarities, you don’t have that same connection with others? Here’s the thing. People have different personality styles and tend to see the world in...

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19 TIPS TO BEAT PRESENTATION NERVES AND RADIATE CONFIDENCE

19 TIPS TO BEAT PRESENTATION NERVES AND RADIATE CONFIDENCE

Learns These Top Confidence Tips And Wow Your Audience Every Time. Some nerves are good. They help us perform well. But shaking like a leaf does the opposite. Here are 19 tried and tested tips and 1 bonus to give you the gravitas you desire. Nerves are good and can...

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ONE BIG INFLUENCING MISTAKE YOU MUST AVOID

ONE BIG INFLUENCING MISTAKE YOU MUST AVOID

Getting and keeping momentum behind big projects in complex organisations is tough. Attracting the quality of buy-in that actually leads to agreement, cooperation and action is a vital skill but what I keep discovering is that few people, even senior leaders, know how...

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2 PRESENTATION PREPARATION TRAPS YOU MUST AVOID

2 PRESENTATION PREPARATION TRAPS YOU MUST AVOID

We’ve all listened to presentations by smart and capable people but when it comes to getting across their messages effectively they mysteriously fall short. The reason for this is when you prepare for presentations it’s easy to fall into one of two traps that create...

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Stop Wasting Time In Conference Calls

Stop Wasting Time In Conference Calls

Gone are the days when you could just walk down the corridor or across the room to speak to the people you most need to influence. When I ask senior executives to estimate how much of their time they spend in remote meetings and conference calls the reply is usually...

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