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How to Make Your Stamp as a Leader

Starting a new leadership position can be an intimidating experience for even the most capable person. The Center for Creative Leadership found that up to 40% of newly promoted managers and executives find themselves without a job within 18 months of being promoted – illustrating that the pressure is on from day one. Leaders will […]

Why Businesses Need a Succession Plan

Growing a great business take years, if not decades of intense strategic planning and effort. Yet many businesses today are seemingly reluctant to consider their long-term future – something which has been illustrated in a recent study by the National Association of Corporate Directors, which has found that just 1 in 3 US companies have […]

The Importance of Humility in Leadership

A few weeks ago, Jimmy Carter, the former President of the United States announced that he had been diagnosed with cancer of the liver which had spread to parts of his brain. Carter, 90, who left the White House 34 years ago in 1981 – said that he was preparing for anything “that comes” and […]

Leaders Should Seek and Listen to Advice

Should leaders be looking to ask for advice in the workplace? That is question which has been put to business leaders for generations, and has seen a variety of responses. A long held stereotype is that senior leaders are often reluctant individuals who rarely look to colleagues for advice out of fear of looking incompetent […]

Positive Leaders = The Best Leaders?

When we think of business leaders who have successfully played their part in building worldwide enterprises, we tend to think of people who are extremely smart, decisive and driven in their work. These are attributes you could easily relate to the likes of Bill Gates, Larry Page and Steve Jobs – three innovative leaders who […]

Why Leaders Try to Sound Spontaneous

In business, great leaders know how to manage difficult situations when they arise with their skillset and experience. However, leadership styles can vary from one business leader to another – some are laidback, and take time to consider their options. Some leaders on the other hand can be more proactive and spontaneous, using their experience […]

Leaders should embrace great talent

Former CEO of the Thomas Cook group Harriet Green gave an interesting answer to a journalist when she was recently asked: “what advice do you wish you’d had when you started in business?” “Always surround yourself with people who are better than you. Whatever it is that you are not – surround yourself with them”, […]