Work Smarter Not Harder

In the financial services industry, I find clients want two things each year – more money and more time off – the very things you work so hard to achieve for your clients. While the first part of the year starts out well, by February many of them have fallen into their usual work habits…

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overcome teams excuses

As a leader, you are bound to experience team members making excuses about why they can’t, won’t or didn’t do something they were asked or expected to do. While excuses every so often can be understandable – expected even, when they are regularly given you need to act. Here are four ways you can overcome…

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leader

When problems and issues arise within your business, they can have the ability to dramatically affect the productivity performance and profitability of your organisation. But as a leader, not all situations need your attention. In fact, it can be far better for your team, culture and business if you don’t intervene or micro-manage every individual…

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Leadership

It’s hard to lead a team when none of them want to follow you, yet for many leaders this is exactly what they try to do. Wrapped up in the authority of their position they forget that a leadership position is one of serving others. I always remember the quote by Jack Welch “Before you…

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leader with influence

The ability to influence a team is fast becoming a crucial leadership skill. Influence once came with your leadership position, now in many workplaces, your ability to influence determines your success. Not all leaders influence, yet all influencers lead. Your ability to solicit ideas, change minds, shape opinions, sway decisions and leverage the skillset of…

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Leadership Style

Leadership Style As a leader you have enormous impact in your organisation. It doesn’t matter whether you manage two or 2,000 staff, your actions, decisions and leadership style can directly impact the productivity, profitability and performance of your team and business. While being a leader can be an incredibly rewarding it can also be overwhelming,…

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