Category Archives for "Leadership"

Allowing Others to Shine When Leading and Managing

You perform well in your professional field.  You get promoted into a management role. Maybe you go even further and make it into a leadership role. Some accountants and professionals make that transition almost effortlessly.  Others find it more of a struggle. What you need to understand about managing or leading We often are presented […]

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How To Be A More Assertive Leader or Manager – 4 Top Tips

Being a leader or manager can at times be extremely challenging.  Often when people who manage get feedback on their performance they are sometimes told that they need to assert themselves more.  In these cases, it is easy to misinterpret what being more assertive is and instead of asserting yourself you become more aggressive. So […]

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How To Improve Team Performance

At a conceptual level many people understand the value of teams and team working in delivering great results.  Despite this understanding many teams still struggle to deliver to their potential.  So how can you improve team performance? Give Them A Clear Purpose No matter what type of team that you are leading or part of […]

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Leading a Successful Team – 5 Top Tips

I recently conducted a survey to determine some of the challenges faced by those in leadership and management roles.  One theme that kept coming up over and over again was related to the challenges of leading and managing a team.  Some of the challenges highlighted included motivating and dealing with difficult staff. We all know […]

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What Leading Is Really About

A common question that is often asked is what’s so different about leading compared to managing.  It is a great question and a quick search on the internet will reveal the huge diversity of views on this apparently straightforward question.  So in this article I am going to offer my perspective on what leading is […]

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What If This Is The New Norm

I do a lot of work with a lot of Finance people and a number of people who work in the public sector. One thing that always comes up whether it’s a coaching session, training or workshop is the issue of lots of demands and not enough financial resources to meet all of them. Yes […]

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Getting A Team That’s Struggling Back On Track

All good leaders and managers understand the importance of teams to the results that they achieve.  At the same time even the best teams can have times when things are a struggle and not going as well as they could. So when a team is struggling, what can you do a leader or manager to […]

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10 Truths You Need To Know About Managing

Being a manager is a tough call.  Those more senior than you place huge demands on you and those that you manage expect you to take care of them.  Sometimes it can be really difficult so what are 10 truths you need to know about managing? Truth 1: You Cannot Set People Up To Fail […]

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