Leadership
What is leader effectiveness?

What is leader effectiveness?

Join me in my second video of the Knowledge Share Series. This time I’m talking about the definition of leader effectiveness Click the image below

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A Welcome Space

Today I was reminded about the importance of environment. I went to work somewhere I very rarely go. I didn’t have the access codes, I wasn’t sure what card to tap on which door and I didn’t know which room to go to, or even which staircase got me there It made me...

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A Lesson on Candour from the Underground

A Lesson on Candour from the Underground

My tube journey home was a little bit stop-start. Apparently there was a technical problem around Mile End and trains were bumper to bumper (Do trains have bumpers?) I’m sure that Transport for London trains all of its drivers to keep passengers informed about what’s...

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The Language of Inclusion

The Language of Inclusion

We’re very good at developing short-hand terms and acronyms for the words and phrases of our working worlds. We easily forget that this ostracises the outsider and the newcomer. The role of the #leader in an organisation is to look up and out (a manager; down and in)....

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Why, How, What Legacy

Why, How, What Legacy

What will be your professional legacy? I’ve been checking out my pension, so it’s got me thinking…. I want to be remembered as a #leader that: always had time for peoplewas more interested in what could be done than what couldn’tput children, young, people, families,...

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Senior Managers or Senior Leaders?

Senior Managers or Senior Leaders?

The more I’m reading about various things, the more I’m seeing a pattern about leadership. Well, actually, more about the leadership of people working at the strategic level of organisations When I read about emotions and behaviours, it say that it all starts with...

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Reasons to have difficult conversations

Reasons to have difficult conversations

As a manager of people, I’ve grown to enjoy having #difficultconversations. The reason? Initially, I hated them and I had to find the good in them if I wanted to carry on being a good manager and role model to others. Little by little, I saw the benefit of them….....

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Likeability and Leadership

Likeability and Leadership

I did some research on ‘like and leadership’ in 2004. Have I told you about it? No? Well, my research was entitled, ‘Likeability and Leadership: the investigation into the existence of a link’ And guess what? My research found that there was! I gave people a list of...

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BOOK REVIEW: The Leadership Book, Neil Jurd OBE

BOOK REVIEW: The Leadership Book, Neil Jurd OBE

I know this wasn’t on my list, but a friend gave it to me and asked me to review it... Click below for my video review! Check out my video review! I’ve been reading this excellent book by Neil Jurd OBE It is a complete compendium of leadership. Everything you want to...

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Modelling Behaviour

Modelling Behaviour

Modelling good behaviour has been a thought at the back of my mind for a very long time. In early years we’re heavily focused on modelling good behaviour, language and interactions with and between children. In the workplace we emulate the behaviour of senior...

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