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I write about leadership, business strategy, people management and setting up in business. Below are some of my favourite postsI write about leadership, business strategy, people management and setting up in business. Below are some of my favourite posts.
How to manage a remote workforce – 3

How to manage a remote workforce – 3

Managing Remotely Having spoken to a few friends, one of the biggest challenges that they face when working from home is time management This falls into three areas: Too many meetings Late night e-mails Knowing when to stop Too many meetings Quite a few of my friends...

The Plight of Middle Managers

The Plight of Middle Managers

The plight of the middle manager Ah the Middle Manager … the one in the middle. Not one of the valuable front line workers who actually do stuff … nor one of the high flyers that lead the company … middle manager … sounds … sort of average. They seem much maligned...

Training Offer

Authentic management: Making time when times are challenging A learning space for new and middle managers What is this training programme about? At the heart of the programme are three aspects. It is about Being the best you can be as a manager Continously learning...

Leadership tips for times of crisis

Leadership tips for times of crisis

Firstly, I hope you are all well and staying safe. These are remarkable times but, remember, today is just another day nearer to when we will be able to get back to normal. For many of us, the lockdown means that some of us are unemployed, some are working from home,...

Unlocking resistance to change

Unlocking resistance to change

I have managed change within teams and as part of managing a project team creating the change in other organisations. I have seen how understanding the human aspects of change and helping people to embrace change is the most challenging part of the process. I have...

The impact of change

In the previous post, I mentioned that change is inevitable in order for organisations to survive. I also said that some people hate change. That means managing change is a very stressful process for many leaders. Why is that? Why do people resist change? Emotional...

I hate change

I hate change

Most people hate change. But change is a fundamental part of being a manager. My favourite definition of leadership is “Leadership is an influence relationship amongst leaders and followers who intend real change that reflect their shared purposes”*. Note that phrase:...

We need to talk about love

We need to talk about love

In our home lives, in our hobbies and pastimes, love plays such an important part of our enjoyment. We volunteer through love, we share time with friends through love, we play sports or perform through love … but do we work through love?

Your number 1 priority

Your number 1 priority

Dear visitors, you will notice that I talk about leadership in the context of making your staff happy. I talk about focussing your attention on improving the work-life of your team and I talk about using your Emotional Intelligence to make that happen. And let me...

Don’t be a hoverfly!

Don’t be a hoverfly!

The great thing about going to networking events and introducing yourself by saying “I stop people being rubbish managers” is that it immediately opens up conversations. Usually, we end up talking about that person’s worst ever manager. Last week, I was talking to...

Sports coaches as leaders

Sports coaches as leaders

Are sports coaches leaders? Those of you who know me, know I love my sport and I am always intrigued by questions of leadership within the sporting context. Success within sport, as within business, is frequently driven by great leadership despite the fact that sports...

Poor managers can make their staff ill

Poor managers can make their staff ill

The relationship between manager and team members can have a wide-ranging impact on the members of staff. Often unwittingly, the manager can cause health problems in their staff and it is one of the main reasons why I am so passionate about helping new managers to...

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