Why you need to be doing more coaching as a leader and how it can help your team succeed

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Coaching is listening and asking questions to tease out potential solutions to specific problems. The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as; “Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”. Most people talk about a coaching leadership style, whereas I see it as more of a necessity for being a …

Defining leadership and the three most important traits a leader needs to develop to be effective

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Defining Leadership I believe that the best quote that captures the true nature of leadership is this: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams Let me paint you a picture of what I believe true leadership is. Leadership is a journey. Imagine your team …

Transactional vs transformational leadership

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Definitions Today I am going to delve into two different leadership styles, transactional leadership and transformational leadership. We will have a look at what they are, how to employ them, what their pros and cons are and I will evaluate them against my own experience. Transactional leadership is about an exchange of reward for effort and compliance between team leaders …

4 simple tips to establish rapport

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As a consultant and project manager communication is at the heart of everything I do, whether it is delivering a presentation to clients, conflict resolution, assigning tasks and responsibilities or just the daily interactions I have with colleagues. Understanding how to build rapport with people is one of the most important tools I carry in life and I hope that …

Manage your attitude to more effectively manage your team

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Overview When you are managing a project you are managing a team; you are managing people (until we start managing robots and AI’s!). People are fragile beings that have a performance gauge, which you as the Project Manager can directly influence. Your attitude and actions can allow your team to perform exceptionally well or exceptionally poorly or anywhere in-between. If …

How do you turn failure into success as a manager and leader?

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Overview As humans we will always make mistakes and will always fail someone or fail at trying to achieve something, to think of this as something that will never impact you is foolish – and I’m sure most of you have already experienced this to some extent. What I have come to accept is that I will never be the …