get to know your team

I have seen many leaders become so focused on achieving their goal that they forget to consider who they are leading – and the best way to lead them. With the facts, figures and deadlines we use for planning and decision making keeping us focused on the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ we do things on…

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Responsibility

Responsibility Despite coaching many different businesses at many different stages of operation, there is one question that stays the same, “How do I get my team to be more responsible?” It can be tempting to point the finger at the team here, and I’ll admit I normally get a list of why certain team members…

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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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become a respected leader

While your title as a leader can give you power and prestige, it is how you choose to lead that can determine how much respect you gain from your team and others. Here are five ways to become a respected leader that everyone looks up to. 1. Take the focus off you I’m sure you’ve…

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leadership challenges

Despite how different our businesses and teams can be, as leaders we can experience similar challenges that can impact our ability to lead effectively. From establishing direction and meeting targets to managing team members and customers, each day can bring with it a unique set of challenges. At times, these challenges can be overwhelming, and…

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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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How to ask better questions

There is power in asking questions. The right questions can help you get to the bottom of the issue, uncover motives, stop conflict, build trust, break down walls and even influence others to see your point of view. But how do you ask the right questions? Particularly in scenarios where people may be reluctant to…

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