Posts in the ‘Leadership Skills’ Category:

‘Mind The Gap’ in your Career Transition

Most people that I coach are looking to improve and progress their careers, a natural enough goal. So it is interesting to note that when a promotion comes, most are ill prepared. I am very often called in to work with leader who is finding...

Networking – Raising your PROFILE!

I often work with leaders on ‘managing’ their career. Where terms such as ‘key stakeholders’, ‘stakeholder management’, ‘trusted advisor’, ‘mentor’, ‘advocates’, ‘sponsor’, and ‘networking’ come up in the conversation;...

How do you deal with Conflict?

This wasn’t in my schedule of blogs, but it has reared its ugly head……… and perhaps is the best follow-on from my blog on Feedback! So, conflict, how do you handle it? Do you tackle it ‘head-on’? Or avoid it, and hope it goes away?...

Giving Feedback

It appears that a good chunk of my time is spent helping leaders be better at giving feedback, but why? Over the years, it has become apparent that leaders have avoided giving feedback – or given it badly! Which is a shame, because most aspiring...

Language – Business Babble

Reflecting on the working month so far……… I have been amused by the amount of “business babble” that I have encountered. The aim of which I am assuming is to enhance the sound of the speakers’ intellect and supposed importance. However,...

Vision and Pace

I am often cautious to understand what companies mean by their vision, as each may put a slightly different emphasis on the trilogy of “Vision, Mission, and Goals”.  Those three have given me more than one headache over the time I have...

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    Director Open University
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