Why is that people want to work for a strong leader? How do you define a strong leader? On the surface the answers to this are fairly obvious- people trust leaders that know what they are doing (or at least appear that way) and that is what people define as a strong leader. In this article we are go…Read More
How do you create team loyalty? This is a question that goes beyond spouting catchphrases like “there’s no I in team.” It is about making people want to be a part of your team, feeling valued and everyone sharing the values of that team and today we are going to look at ways of making that happen.Tr…Read More
When you lead a group it can be difficult when you have had problems- this could be in professional terms such as not hitting a sales target or receiving some negative feedback. Equally it could be because you are facing personal problems and need to deal with that. Whatever the reason learning to b…Read More
If you don’t ask you don’t get When it comes to being a leader of a group it can be frustrating if you are not hitting your targets. It may be that your employees are not hitting targets or they are not approaching customers in the way that you want them to. However there is something you can do- w…Read More
Developing mental strength takes a conscious effort, dedication and daily practice.Start with these 10 exercises to work out your mental muscles.1. Establish goals.The human brain is naturally predisposed to reach for and achieve goals. And not just one big goal, such as I want to lose 50 pounds. Al…Read More
Traditionally when people think of managers they think of people in an office behind a closed door. There is the idea that this person is not approachable and they are separate from the office culture around them. By contrast the idea of “management by walking about” (a phrase coined by Tom Peters i…Read More
How To Ask For FeedbackThere is an old saying “If you don’t ask you don’t get.” When it comes to feedback as a leader this is crucial- you need to know that people get what you are trying to do and that they understand the targets you get and the goals you are trying to achieve. However, there are w…Read More
Be Direct One of the big problems people often have with offices is “office speak”. If people hear someone using euphemisms they don’t understand (a classic cliché being “Let’s put it up the flag pole and see who salutes” or “singing from the same hymn sheet”). What people want is clear instruction…Read More
If you are the leader of a team then people are going to come to you. They will expect you to make decisions on their behalf and the chances are they will come to you if they have any problems. In order to get the most from your team it is important to know who they are.Ask around The chances are if…Read More
As a leader focusing on the positives can be difficult. This can be from a personal perspective- if you have had a stressful week it is not always easy to hide this. Equally persuading your team to maintain a positive attitude and to keep them motivated can be difficult as well. Knowing how to do th…Read More
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