Category Archives: Leadership

What’s the problem with Mercedes sales people?

There are words that have historically been associated with  people who sell used cars – pushy, sleazy, arrogant, slippery, devious and generally willing to do and say anything to make a sale. A friend of mine, June, is currently going through the process … Continue reading

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5 quick wins to increase productivity

Want to increase productivity for you and your team? If you could achieve the following*, would you be interested? 3 times more creativity 31% higher productivity 23% fewer fatigue symptoms 37% greater sales 40% more likely to get a promotion … Continue reading

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Do you have a fear of Public Speaking?

Is your fear of public speaking holding you back? Do you wish you could overcome a fear of public speaking and talk eloquently and confidently to a group of people? Do you wish you could overcome a fear of public … Continue reading

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The woman who wants to get Lord Sugar into tights

Did you know there’s a woman who wants to get Lord Sugar into tights in the final of the 2014 season of The Apprentice? She’s up against Mark, the guy from down under, who has been this season’s top sales … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Ryder Cup

When we look at how we lead our own teams can we learn any lessons from the Ryder Cup? Every member of the European Ryder Cup team has praised their Captain Paul McGinley in the wake of their success in … Continue reading

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Positive Leadership produces exceptional performance

Research suggests that Positive Leadership is the key attribute that seperates exceptional performance from the average. “Imagine a place where everyone chooses to bring energy, passion, and a positive attitude every day.” – Stephen C Lundin In his book, Positive … Continue reading

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Nigel Farage and Authentic Leadership

The results of the European elections have been a huge success for Nigel Farage and UKIP. Leaving aside the policies that some may have voted for, the main factor in their success appears to be people buying into the Nigel Farage persona. In … Continue reading

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Does walking help your leadership performance?

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”  Friedrich Nietzsche    I spend a lot of time coaching senior managers on their leadership performance and I’m currently designing a leadership programme for a new client and sitting hunched over a laptop has … Continue reading

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Managing conflict in 3 steps

“People’s minds are changed through observation and not through argument.” Will Rogers  Managing conflict is one of the most common areas discussed in coaching sessions with leaders. Leaders find it can be incredibly frustrating when a team member agrees with … Continue reading

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