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Trust, Responsibility and Accountability

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I believe that our leaders should: • Do what they said they would • Do the right things • Be willing to openly justify what they did. Do you agree?

Checklist for leading one on one meetings

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2nd in a series of top tips for using one-on-one meetings as a great tool to lead your team members

What doesn’t kill you

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New research suggests that we should stop saying "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" - Because it doesn't!

Don’t talk about Doom and Gloom – Act!

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Why people often won't listen to problems and risks and how it might better to do guerrilla leadership instead!

The Antidote for too much Snippiness at Work is more Self-Compassion

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We're more stressed-out than usual now and might take it out on others at work. The answer is to take better care of ourselves first.

How to get your mindset right for leading one on one meetings

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This is the first in a series of top tips for people who want to use one-on-one meetings as a tool for leading the efforts of their team members

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Influence – or Crash and Burn

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A personal story: All managers need to be influencers too. Otherwise you can't win approval and support for the things you want to do.

When Asking, Telling and Suggesting Still Don’t Get Results

Deciding what to do when someone persistently doesn't deliver at work is actually quite difficult!

The Hierarchy of Soft-Skills

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According to Forbes, soft skills have now become crucial success factors at work. But did you know there's also a *hierarchy* to soft-skills?

Six warning signs that your leadership is dangerously boring!

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If pressure to deliver has made you a boring leader, don't turn staff and clients into zombies too! Six warning signs to look out for; and what to do about them.

A coaching question

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Quite possibly my all-time favourite coaching question: What kind of person are you - at your *absolute* best?

Which Team are YOU on?

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Managers and Leaders should be a teammate at work on the RIGHT team - and not confuse Leadership with Team Membership

Self-Accountability not Self-Criticism

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Four simple questions to develop more self-accountability and avoid falling into the trap of self-criticism

Asking in the Right Way

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Creative step-by-step ways for Leaders to successfully ask people to do stuff without hitting a problem.

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way!

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Your only 3 choices for when something important needs doing

Slower, Lower, Weaker

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8 ways to deal with managers who aren’t top performers - and what that says about your organisation

The Intersecting Tracks

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To make progress, great coaching runs on two intersecting tracks: Understanding - expanding what's possible; and Doing - creating practical results

How’s Your Crisis?

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Ever wondered if you'd be a good person to have around in a crisis? By now you should know!