Should leaders show vulnerability?

By |2021-06-29T15:29:26+01:00June 29th, 2021|

The fabulous Brené Brown describes vulnerability as "uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure". It is that unstable feeling we get when we step out of our comfort zone or do something that forces us to loosen control. I would say it’s most definitely a strength and not a weakness, but should leaders show vulnerability? Stepping out of your [...]

Why Is Everyone Talking About Resilience? Part 1

By |2021-01-21T18:08:21+00:00January 21st, 2021|

There is a lot of talk about the words and phrases of 2020 having been ‘pivot’, ‘adapt’, ‘unprecedented’ or ‘you’re on mute…’. For me the word which everyone is talking about is ‘resilience’. I feel this is something that will grow even more prominent this year. In this blog I’m going to explore what it [...]

How to scale up as a leader

By |2020-09-17T13:23:42+01:00September 17th, 2020|

I have worked with businesses and their leaders who have experienced rapid growth but then find cracks in the foundations. These challenges can often be alleviated with improved infrastructure, knowledge or training but typically the most challenging area is how to scale up as a leader. There is a lot of information out there supporting [...]

Leadership qualities needed in a crisis

By |2020-04-22T12:02:25+01:00April 22nd, 2020|

In these worrying times, various leaders from all over the world are using widely varying techniques to combat this epidemic. From a professional standpoint, it is hugely insightful to witness. There are certain key leadership qualities which are needed in a crisis. Like us all, I have been watching open-mouthed the recent happenings and am experiencing a [...]

Why being a good leader is the key to success

By |2019-12-03T08:47:32+00:00October 20th, 2019|

Good leadership leads to good performance – it’s a no brainer – but it’s shocking to see how many unfulfilled people there are because their boss isn’t an inspiring leader. Poor management styles result in low level performance and, ultimately, the bottom-line suffering. Sadly, a lot of companies don’t invest heavily in teaching their lead [...]

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