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Show confidence in your team and they will return the compliment.

Leaders define the culture in their organisations and if, as Leaders, we don’t show confidence in our people, then this is the culture that we will create. A culture where there is ...
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Make people accountable for success, not for failure.

As a Leader, the type of environment I try to create is one where my staff feel accountable for success and they know that I feel accountable for their failure. This is ...
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If you want to know whom to blame, then get a mirror.

If your team is not functioning well, not performing and you want to know where the problem lies, then get a mirror and the person responsible will usually be looking back at ...
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Empowerment, Accountability, Success

Empowerment leads to increased accountability and increased accountability leads to a higher probability of success. When we delegate tasks to our staff, they do not automatically assume that they are empowered to ...
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If you expect failure, you are putting your people in a position to fail, you are abdicating any accountability and the most likely outcome is failure.

I am firm believer that the expectations we have of our teams, or individuals, has a significant impact on the potential outcome. When we expect people to fail, we have taken the ...
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Leading in a Global Multi-Cultural Environment

Over the years I have led and managed teams locally in the UK, Belgium, France, Holland, Czech Republic, USA and Germany, as well as remotely leading teams in India, Egypt, Austria, Malaysia, ...
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Good to Great – Jim Collins

Good to Great by Jim Collins is one of the best books on business and leadership that I have ever read and I recommend it to all my teams to read, it ...
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‘Reward and Recognition’ is the fuel in the fire of continuous improvement.

In many of the companies I have worked for, they believe that you shouldn’t praise people for just doing their job, because that’s what they are paid to do. I just cannot ...
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Most people can be successful if you can show them how and then focus on what’s important.

More often than not when teams have had poor results or have failed to deliver it’s usually it was because they were focused on the wrong things. It was never due to ...
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Everyone who comes to work wants to do a good job and be successful.
 As a Leader, I believe my job is to put them into a position where they can be successful.

I honestly believe that no one comes to work looking to do a bad job. Everyone wants to be successful, everyone wants to go home at the end of the day feeling ...
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Fundamental beliefs

These are some of my fundamental beliefs which help shape the way I lead and manage people. They form the basis for my leadership philosophy. I will go into more details on ...
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Leadership beginnings

I wanted to start my blog with my first experience of leadership and the impact it had on me, my beliefs and the start of the definition of my own leadership philosophy ...
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