Developing Leadership Skills

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The first area that we look at is that of Personal Attributes. This is a blend of knowledge, expertise, and competencies, encapsulated in the approach, the behaviour, of the leader. In organisations of all sizes and in all sectors, public and private, these characteristics are key to effective leadership. The essential personal attributes are as […]


Leading The Strategic Changes

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Implementing new strategies, new directions, new objectives, is introducing change, major change, into the organisation. As such it is essential that the implementation is approached, managed, in a similar fashion to that adopted when major changes are being made. The implementation of the changes must be planned, implemented as smoothly as possible, and then be […]


Successful Leadership Strategies

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Ensuring Successful Analysis, by: analysing the operating environments on a regular basis, and additionally when major changes occur; using legal and ethical means to gather information; using experienced specialists to gather and analyse the information; using an appropriate range of information gathering tools and techniques; gathering information from an appropriate range of sources; ensuring that […]


Leadership Skills Developing Positive Relationships

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Maintaining High Standards Of Personal Behaviour, by: maintaining high standards of personal beliefs; behaving with integrity and fairness; behaving ethically; showing respect and sensitivity for the views of others; ensuring that all relevant people are kept informed of plans, decisions, and progress; pro-actively seeking positive relationships; accepting criticism and feedback positively. The rationale is that […]


Effective Leadership For 21st Century Organisations

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Traditional leadership Traditional leadership styles from the 19th and 20th Centuries tended to involve strict hierarchies, superiority, winners and losers. To lead, people felt the need to prove they are better than everyone else. Leadership was about “power” and its abuse, loneliness and affectations. In the latter part of the 20th Century, there was a […]


Why Learn French In France

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In our multi-lingual society, the importance of language learning has never been so great. The English teaching system has often received criticism of the way it approaches the subject of languages. Very few people would describe themselves as proficient or fluent after studying for many years whilst at school. Learning French in France provides a […]


How To Be Successful At Interviews

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No matter how expert or experienced you are, when you are applying for a promotion in your own organisation, or a post in another organisation, being fully prepared for the interview is critical. Your expertise, knowledge, reputation, experience, and appearance, will help you, but it is highly likely that the other candidates will have similar […]


Gagged While Giving Birth

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A name that will haunt me for a long time to come after reading an article in the local newspaper is that of science fiction author Mr L Ron Hubbard the creator of a controversial organisation called Scientology. Many famous stars are devout dedicated followers and Tom Cruise is the one that comes to mind […]


The Synergy Of Vision

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Over the years I have experienced some amazing results with people who have been secure enough to view their leadership or personal capacity through the eyes of corporate vision. In one situation, the general manager stood down in preference to his assistant taking his role. They changed roles and the result was growth and expansion […]


Help Yourself To Be Yourself

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By the end of this article, I hope to persuade you that the individual’s personal development is best served outside the confines of any organisation to which they may belong. We’re informed that no two snowflakes are the same. When I tried to prove otherwise, the light fluffy snow melted in my hand before I […]


Tell Me What Your Website Does

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You know exactly what your organisation does and what your website offers its users. This information has probably become second nature to you, but first-time visitors to your site won’t know this. As such, make sure you don’t forget to tell them what you do. As soon as new site visitors arrive at your website […]


How Leaders Cause Stress

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For the leaders of organisation there are two levels at which workplace stress must be addressed. Firstly at corporate, strategic level, where a degree of stress is inevitable, given the pace and frequency of change that businesses of all kinds are experiencing today. Political, economic, environmental, social, and technological changes combine to make it essential […]