Video: What Makes A Great Leader


Blog | May 18 2015

In this video Annie discusses the three main things, as a starting point, that great leaders must have.

The Three R’s – Reflection

Reflection – a key skill, often overlooked by leaders. Well isn’t leadership all about going forward and pushing through new ideas? So where does reflection fit into that? ‘Reflection’ can feel like one of those disciplines that we...

The Three R’s – Resourceful

The second ‘R’ is for ‘RESOURCEFUL’. There is a great belief in excellence – “We all have all the resources we need.” (NLP) Operating from this belief is an empowering and ‘mindset shifting’ place to be. Now, let me be...

The Three R’s – Resilience

The first ‘R’ is for ‘RESILIENCE’. I’ve sat down with many an exec with a worried look on their face. Something hasn’t gone to plan, or even worse – they’ve made a mistake! Their resilience is being tested. Once we have analysed...

The Three R’s

I’m often asked ‘what makes a good leader?’ and most people want more than simply some platitudes about it depending on the situation, the company, and the culture. So, after 15 years of coaching senior execs what do I really think, what...

How to be a Leader with Edge


Blog | Jun 03 2013

Strong leadership is intrinsically linked to business success, yet many organisations fall short of their potential because they do not equip their staff with the necessary skills to lead effectively. While all leaders have the ability to manage,...


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