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accelerated leadership development

Accelerated Leadership Development for Fast-Growing Organisations

Accelerated growth requires accelerated leadership development and that means accelerated behaviour change.  Business results, business change and business success all stem from the behaviour of individuals. If your leaders are going to develop their leadership skills, they need to experiment with small changes in behaviours. Even after very basic training sessions, adults typically retain just

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My Favourite Off-the-Shelf 360 Degree Feedback Tool

Last week I promised I would share my favourite 360-degree feedback tool with you, so here goes. But before I do let me declare an interest. I am licensed to use this tool so it’s in my interest to encourage others to use it.  However, let me also be clear that I wouldn’t have become

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Which 360 Degree Feedback tool works best

How to Decide Which 360 Degree Feedback Tool Works Best?

I’m often asked which 360 Degree Feedback tool works best. And if companies should I develop one specifically for their organisation or if there a good one that they can just buy. One of the critical factors for success of a coaching programme using 360 degree feedback is to be strategic in your choice of feedback instrument.

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how to influence others

How to Influence Others Even if You Don’t Know Them Well

This post was originally published in the Newsletter for CIPD Management Toolclicks.  You can read the original article here. One of the key challenges of being a manager and a leader is that you have to develop a much more sophisticated set of communication skills.  Leadership is all about making things happen through others and that

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3 Ways to Overcome Resistance to Change by Employees

Resistance to change is a natural phenomenon.  At an individual level, change can create a mixed range of emotional response. A Global Survey by McKinsey in 2006 (Organising for Successful Change Management), shows that where change had not been successful, the dominant emotions were anxiety, frustration and confusion. While those emotions were not necessarily absent

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Do You Make These Goal-Setting Mistakes?

Have you just spent the last two weeks working through your goal-setting for 2013? If you’re like most of us, January is a time when you think about what you want to achieve during the year.  And in our professional lives we’re knee-deep in business plans, budgets and annual goal-setting. Few management tasks consume more

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Case Study: Creating a Coaching Culture by Stealth

In my last blog post “Case Study:  How a Coaching Style of Leadership Can Help Employees Take Ownership & Responsibility”,  I described a Solutions Focus (SF) Coaching for Leaders Programme I am delivering that is helping employees take ownership and responsibility.  The case study featured in a presentation at the Coaching and at Work Conference: 

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6 Secrets of Successful Leadership Training

Are you responsible for leadership training within your organisation? If so, you have one of the toughest jobs going in this difficult climate. With the highly competitive nature of business today, organisations are holding everyone to higher standards.  This means that business leaders are being pressured to deliver results – and HR/Learning & Development Departments are

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The Power of Publicly Committing to Your Goals

A key leadership skill is the ability to commit to personal and business goals.  We are now well into the third week of January and those of us who like to set goals for the calendar year will have them well defined and established. So let me tell you about one of mine. On 22

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