Better leadership – top tips

Getting on with it.

In order to tackle procrastination take 5 steps. Break tasks down into bite sized chunks with short deadlines for completion. Create a consequence for not completing to give some motivation. Make a public commitment to your plan of action. Go through your planned actions with someone else and agree to review how you got on. [...]

Taking on someone new?

Time to read: 1 minute: I have just returned from a great week running some leadership workshops in Dubai. This was the first time I have been to Dubai and this meant  I had to spend a fair bit of time trying to figure out how to get there, where to stay, and try and [...]

Efficiency V Effectiveness

Time to read: 45 seconds When I am at my office I often get asked if I want a cup of tea by the friendly co-workers sharing the space. I tend to turn the offer down. I head to the kitchen to make my own tea as an when I need it. On the face [...]

Setting well formed goals.

By using the following questions you can make sure your goals are well formed and effective. Each level has questions which are worth considering ahead of taking action. Also see Setting Goals Set the goal as a positive to work towards. What do you want? Make the goal sensory specific, as though it were real. [...]

How to have effective meetings.

Know the real objectives of your meeting.  Keep the focus on achieving it. Always write down a simple agenda and let all have it before the meet. Put Any Other Business as the first item on the agenda and get people to put these in. Select a good meeting place and the right hour and [...]

7 step leadership model:

Address each of these areas to lead others and enable them to help you:

How to delegate.

How to delegate effectively.

Managing under preasure

Sometimes things don’t run smoothly and you get a few curveballs thrown at you out of the blue. Here are our top tips for keeping on track. 1.Take a step back. Objectively putting all the things that need doing (work and otherwise) into an Urgent/Important grid and then actively prioritising really helps to • Be [...]

How to set effective goals

There are many ways to set goals.  When you are growing a business it helps to keep it simple. These are our goal setting tips: Pick a single goal Reduce the goal to be achievable in 30 days Use the rule of 20. i.e. do 20 actions to reach goal Post the goal and your [...]

How to give positive feedback

It pays to let employees know that you’re paying attention to what they do and that you really do appreciate their efforts.