Category Archives for "Leadership"

One Of The Most Important Questions Leaders Can Ask

2020 has shown us just how quickly things can change. Many businesses were going along, doing okay and then COVID-19 hit. As is always the case, there were winners and losers. Technology became an even more critical part of life and business. I’ve even heard people say that technology they have been trying to get people to buy in […]

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How To Get The Best Results When Managing and Leading A Finance Team

Leading and managing in any discipline is challenging. In Finance I really believe it is even tougher. There are several reasons why:You have a lot of committed people.You have a lot of ambitious people.You have people who want to have their say.Not all technically brilliant people are good managers.Faced with these challenges you might wonder how to […]

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Sometimes It Takes Something Significant To Change

I was running an online full day workshop recently.  The fact that it was online was a change. Early on in the workshop we had a group discussions around what COVID-19 had taught us about change. One thing that came out loud and clear was that when we need to change we can and do. Several delegates spoke […]

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Perspective Matters Now More Than Ever

None of us will forget 2020. We have and continue to live with COVID-19. It’s required us to change and adapt. It’s presented challenges.  On Saturday evening a press conference told us that England will go into lockdown once again from Thursday. In some respects it shouldn’t come as a surprise.  Cases have been rising.  Deaths have increased. Of course […]

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What Makes A Leader Stand Out In Challenging Times?

2020 has without doubt been very different.  Organisations and individuals are having to deal with a lot of uncertainty. Leading at the best of times is tough.  It’s certainly much harder than it looks. In tough times the demands ramp up.  Expectations are greater. People want answers.  Sometimes they are aren’t available. So what makes a leader stand […]

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Changing Behaviour What Helps and What Hinders

Change is something that’s talked about, a lot. There’s a lot of advice around change. Yet it’s still incredibly difficult to achieve. Changing behaviour is probably one of the difficult. Right now (in March 2020), we are all having to embrace change right across the globe as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. I came across this really interesting TED […]

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Words That Describe Leaders

Leaders. We all know them when we see them in action or benefit from their experience.  I was recently presenting at an event.  One of the tasks I asked attendees to do was to come up with a list of words that describes leaders.  Ahead of the event I created my own list of words. […]

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Thinking Differently When Faced With Challenge

Without a doubt we are in a time when the whole world has been turned upside down. In times of challenge fear kicks in.  In many ways this shouldn’t be a major surprise. The trouble with fear is that can result in us all getting further and further into that downward spiral. When we are in the downward […]

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