Category Archives: Developing The Leader Within You

Curious about managing change better?

With apologies for this delayed post, the last in a series of posts about becoming a better leader using your curiosity. Curiosity as a leader helps you to integrate change faster and more successfully. You, your team, your organisation, and … Continue reading

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Are you curious about your organisation?

Many organisations fail or are dysfunctional. Usually, because they don’t adapt either to their internal or their external environment, and the change impacting upon them. They also fail because they manage on-going change poorly. Over nearly 40 years of practising individual, … Continue reading

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How to use multi-channel curiosity to improve your team?

To thrive in our crazy world today, effective leaders need team-mates who can discuss scared cows, challenge current thinking and the ‘status quo’, and achieve the apparently impossible. I have experienced this at first-hand in small and large teams, and … Continue reading

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Are you a leader open to learning?

I believe that learning is in scarce supply in many workplaces. My view, based on direct experience, observation and research,  has developed over 38 years in professional business and consultancy. I’ve worked in local government, not-for-profit organisations, and the commercial … Continue reading

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How to develop your authenticity through curiosity?

We all live in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and often ambiguous world. The pace of change we encounter is unrelenting, and advances in technology appear lightning fast. The Social Age has dawned too and is sweeping the world, making global … Continue reading

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Could you be better at engagement?

It is a typical aspiration. Most organisations, teams and leaders want to engage better with staff, customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders. The benefits are obvious – more opinion, comments and feedback; a sharper focus on outcomes and impact; closer involvement … Continue reading

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Are you maintaining and building trust?

One of my observations on the current Brexit situation in the United Kingdom is the strong evidence of the erosion of trust in political and business leaders. Trust is the glue that bonds relationships, and when that disappears, people’s faith, … Continue reading

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As a leader, do you have ‘presence’?

Can you hold people’s attention, draw them in with your passion, energy and enthusiasm, and ignite their interest and commitment? Can you tell a story with the same passion, energy and enthusiasm? Is the story captivating and compelling? Can you … Continue reading

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Are you an agile learner and leader?

There are common causes of leaders failing under pressure. Typically it is poor self-awareness, often coupled with vanity or ego. It most often occurs in leaders who believe they know better and don’t seek advice, let alone act upon it. … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #12

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife, and soul-mate retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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