Risk Taking, Business Focus and Determination – 3 Keys to Success

I love this graphic from Inc 500, with the Gallup data on CEO traits.

I find it interesting that the three biggest traits of Inc. 500 CEOs are Risk Taking, Business Focus and Determination.

I am sure that there will be some who will be surprised that risk taking is the number one trait.

But risk taking isn’t […]

By |May 26th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|0 Comments

Share Your Vulnerabilities, But Keep Your Fears To Yourself!

As leaders when we share our vulnerabilities it can help us build trust with our teams. But we need to be careful when we do this because being vulnerable is one thing, but sharing our fears is completely another.

As leaders our role is to provide direction, help build confidence and get our team from point […]

By |May 26th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|0 Comments

FAST Radio – From Bud To Boss

The transition from team member to team leader is one of the toughest transitions of our career, and one we will need to make successfully if we want to have a career in Leadership. We have to move away from our strengths as an individual contributor to managing, which requires us to use different skills; […]

By |May 25th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|0 Comments

The Upside of Having Engaged Teams

Recently I have been writing and talking about the state of employee engagement in workplace, and the statistics are just staggering.  According to Gallup Research over 70% of the US workforce are either disengaged, or actively disengaged, which costs the US economy over $550b per year.

Which, to be honest, I just find very depressing, because […]

By |May 20th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|0 Comments

Coaching Impact

Last week I wrote a short article about who my best ever coach was, and I talked about Julie Starr who was my first professional coach and I talked about the impact that she’d had on me and my thinking, and how she had really opened me up to possibility.

But actually having thought about it, […]

By |May 19th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|0 Comments

FAST Leadership Show – Employee Engagement 2.0

Employee Engagement is probably the most significant issue facing businesses today. With 70% of employees disengaged the opportunities for improvement are significant.
Research has show that companies with engaged employees are 6% more profitable on average, than this who are not. Campbell soup have shown that over 10 years, by focusing on engagement that they have […]

By |May 18th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|0 Comments

Why a Clear Goal Is Important

When I was a teenager my goal was to go to university. I worked hard, I studied hard and passed A Levels in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Further Maths, and won a place at Manchester University, where I chose to  study Chemical Engineering.

The fact that I had a clear goal to get to university motivated […]

By |May 12th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|0 Comments

Self-Made Billionaire – Do You Have What It Takes?

Guest Post by Richard Madison, Marketing Executive of the Brighton School of Business and Management

‘Self-made billionaire – Do you have what it takes?’ In the infographic you will discover, for example, some of the personality traits that many self-made billionaires possess. This infographic highlights some rags-to-riches stories and showcases some of the top business tips […]

By |May 12th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|0 Comments

Leading without a Title

Leadership is not a position its about the actions we take. If you need a title in order to lead or feel like a leader, then i have news for you, you’re not a real leader! Leadership is about actions, its about who we are, not what it says on our business card. On todays […]

By |May 12th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|0 Comments

Why Setting Big Goals Is Important?

I always like to set big bold goals, and the reason for this is because it makes you think about things differently.

If you just look to increase or improve your performance by 5 or 10% you can often just continue doing, just what you’re doing and just making small improvements.

But if you want to increase performance […]

By |May 9th, 2015|Leadership Mantra, View All|0 Comments