One may have been convinced by films’ depiction of managers that thoughtfulness and leadership do not go hand-in-hand but this is not the case. Thoughtful leadership is a widely successful leadership model throughout many industries. A thoughtful leader is, as the name may suggest, someone who thinks more than your average leader. Thoughtful leaders think about how an employee may be feeling, how their own decisions may impact their team members and how to best represent their team and their organisation. Let’s look at 4 ways to be a more thoughtful leader. (more…)
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Successful leaders must have the right mindset to address the relational, situational, and rational aspects of team management. There are four power pillars under a people-centered approach to leadership: Mindset and the 3 G’s. Let’s take a closer look at those four pillars. (more…)
Teamwork is not simple but can be a very effective way to achieve a company’s vision. Teamwork inspires new ideas, creates synergy and promotes individual and company-wide growth. No two teams are alike. Some team members work well together while others butt heads. Although team members vary massively, the journey a team takes to become a successful working unit can be broken down into 4 stages. (more…)
As most managers know, being a leader is not an easy task. As time goes on, the importance of human action and leadership grows and your own leadership style is challenged. The responsibilities of being in charge of a team can be overwhelming and many leaders often find themselves in the tough position of not knowing where they stand. As a leader, do you step in and take control, take a step back and delegate work or some combination of the two? (more…)
A leader is confident, responsible passionate, powerful and strong. Managers are who the rest of a team turns to when it comes to instruction, work delegating and difficult decision making. However, there are some lesser-known qualities a truly great leader needs and may not even realise they already possess. (more…)
The idea that some of us are predisposed to become great leaders from birth has long been touted as fact. However, the suggestion that a handful of us are ‘natural born leaders’, and the vast majority aren’t, glosses over the crucial roles of experience and training in making the world’s best leaders.
Whilst it’s true that some natural character traits do make the journey to leadership easier for some, we would do well to remember the part that training plays, too.
What makes a great leader? Above all, a leader is a role model. Great leaders are measured not by their wealth, success, or position but by their words and actions. The best tool a manager can possess is a solid set of communication skills. New York Times bestseller, John Maxwell, known for his many books on leadership, said: “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect”. Managers “connect” with the people they lead.
It is reportedly ‘a key moment in Brexit negotiations’ which would suggest that an agreement between the UK and the EU could be finalised any day now. Yet it appears that any solution could also be far from being on the horizon and those optimistic for a decision to be made soon will likely have to continue to be patient. (more…)
Managing change is an essential skill for managers. Every leader and manager will be involved in change management at some point in their careers. Equipping yourself and your team with at least a basic understanding of what goes on during a time of change is a wise investment if your change process is to have the best chance of success. (more…)