Leadership

Have your leadership skills suffered during lockdown? Here’s why, and what you should do about it

How are you guarding against the potential onset of skills fade?   Working from home continues to be the reality for so many leaders and their teams (particularly those of you who work in offices), and looks as though it might be for some time. Under constantly revised government guidelines, the ways in which we …

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Leadership development: what you’re doing wrong and how to fix it.

So much leadership development fails at the first hurdle because it focuses on individuals, skills or culture – but not all three at once. For interventions to work, they need to take into account the whole picture. Leadership training and development tends to fall into three categories. Pause to reflect on the leadership programmes you’ve run …

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What Coaching Through Lockdown Has Taught Me

Having coaching conversations, one on one, with my clients through lockdown has provided a really detailed insight into the range of responses and emotions that leaders (and the rest of the digital workforce, I would suggest) have gone through. There have been some really interesting, common themes – some of which back up what psychology …

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How to answer difficult questions

During a crisis, the way people lead will be put under the spotlight. By adopting these five strategies, leaders can help ensure their team’s engagement, performance and wellbeing remains strong. From Brexit to the recent covid-19 pandemic, circumstances have shown that as leaders, we can never be certain about our business environment and the way things are going …

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What sort of leader do they expect me to be? (Part 2 of 2)

Being a successful leader requires you to be a visionary, seize opportunities, rally and motivate employees, navigate pitfalls, and so much more. You are expected to do so much, and herein lies one of the biggest problems for leaders today: How are you possibly able to fulfill everyone’s expectations? This is the second of my …

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