We all know what makes an effective leader in business, don’t we? Leaders are forceful, go-getting, and can be aggressive or abrasive when they need to; they don’t suffer fools gladly, and for them it’s “my way or the highway”, right?
Posted on 24th August 2015 in Leadership.
Tim was promoted to a new senior management position in his company and one of the critical interpersonal dynamic behaviours required for the role is to develop new contacts and initiate relationships. Tim however tends to avoid social settings and prefers to work in solitude.
Posted on 23rd August 2015 in Leadership.
Being effective in business can involve walking a tightrope between being too polite, and being too pushy. Nobody wants to be seen as aggressive but they don’t want to be a walkover either. So how can we navigate this challenge in the workplace and get the right balance between polite and pushy?
Posted on 21st August 2015 in Leadership.
Nothing fascinates me more than leadership; books have been written on it from all walks of life. When you Google “Leadership” within .35 seconds it provides 480,000,000 articles. However, I Googled entrepreneurial leadership and it only gave me 5,110,000 articles. Big data! So much of what goes into everything you are all doing is about entrepreneurial leadership.
Lack of confidence at the bargaining table dramatically reduces the chance of a successful outcome. Only 19 per cent of negotiators who are unconfident are successful in achieving their targets. Furthermore, those who feel neutral see an even lower rate of success, with only 16 per cent of them succeeding.
Posted on 4th August 2015 in Leadership.
All of the best business leaders have made mistakes and lots of them! The trick is not to be afraid of failing and therefore not try in the first place. It’s the business leaders that learn from these mistakes, and quickly, who succeed. Never be frightened of making mistakes. We all make them.
Posted on 3rd August 2015 in Leadership.
We’ve all had ‘one of those weeks’. By a nasty stroke of luck, you’ve got projects overlapping, deadlines looming, a dozen client meetings and a handful of new employees to get up to speed. Before you know it, you’re 70 hours deep and you can’t remember what a good sleep feels like.
Posted on 30th July 2015 in Leadership.
People work for their colleagues, not their companies. Apart from the money surely? People obviously work for money. But if recent studies are to be believed, often it’s one’s social fabric in the workplace that is the key to achieving happiness in the office.
The big Budget surprise and an announcement that was not leaked in advance was the introduction of a national living wage to be set at £9 per hour by 2020 for people aged 25 and older. A rate of £7.20 an hour will be introduced in April 2016 (which is 50p an hour more than was expected from the National Minimum Wage (NMW) due in October).
Self-confidence is essential for any business leader looking to achieve their full potential. As Francisco Dao, author and founder of 50Kings says, “Self-confidence is the fundamental basis from which leadership grows.
Posted on 28th July 2015 in Leadership.
UK businesses have become more cautious than ever about spending and this is having a direct impact on the way we work, according to insights gathered by Office Depot.
Recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the UK’s workplace productivity is historically 30 per cent lower than in other developed countries, such as Germany and America.