Tag Archives: Leadership

Are you a realistic optimistic leader?

In a growing world of complexity, leaders increasingly need to develop their resilience. In today’s article, I define what I mean by resilience, and identify six strengths or traits that underpin a leader capable of rebounding. So what is resilience? The belief … Continue reading

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Six characteristics of great leaders

What differentiates leaders and great leaders? My belief is that there are six stand-out characteristics that all great leaders share. Today’s post sets out those six core characteristics. Embed these in who you are and how you are so that your … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #21

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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When a leader is transformational …

Tomorrow I fly home from Bangkok after five glorious weeks absorbing the warmth, the beauty, and the culture of Thailand, as you can  see from the photograph. I was mixing a cocktail for the lady to my left, out of … Continue reading

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How ethical a leader are you?

While on holiday in Thailand recently, I read John Davy’s book, titled “Would Your Boss Punch You In The Face”. I highly recommend it. Davy offers some great stories and insights about his journey of growth and development. In his book, … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #20

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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What’s stopping you from becoming a great leader?

Inspired by a book I’ve been reading on holiday by John Davy, titled “Would Your Boss Punch You In The Face”, I’ve been musing on why we have such a dearth of leadership globally. My learning from John’s book and … Continue reading

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Three key leadership qualities you need to develop!

Some might say people are born leaders. Most realise, however, that leadership is a learned set of attributes that take practice and effort. So, in becoming a transformational leader, where should you start? In this post, I outline why I have … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #19

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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Ten ways to crush creativity!

One of the key leadership traits is the ability to unleash creativity – in yourself and your team. However, many leaders stifle and suppress creativity, the very thing they would most appreciate. In this post, I set out ten typical … Continue reading

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