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Our leadership development articles address the challenges facing leaders and teams today and offer some practical solutions.

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leadership development articles - Great to Outstanding From Good to Great and Great to Outstanding – A shared culture that encourages people to be outstanding and to constantly strive to reach their full potential will bring with it heightened levels of engagement, motivation and accountability, and those all-important measured improvements to your bottom-line.
leadership development articles - Importance of goals The Importance of Goals – Ensuring your people have absolute clarity over individual, team and organisational goals and developing an understanding of the factors that can influence an individual’s goal achievement, will enable you to help your people achieve their goals and to drive bottom-line improvements for the business.
leadership development articles - how to be a great leader How to be a Great Leader – Understanding the traits and behaviours that make for both good and bad leadership will aid you in realising your own potential and will give you the knowledge required to fully engage your team, inspire them in to action and achieve outstanding results as individuals and as a team.
leadership development articles - culture of accountability How to Create and Maintain a Culture of Accountability – Organisations who enjoy high levels of accountability record higher levels of business success. Accountability is not complex, it is basic business discipline. Why then is it so difficult for organisations to introduce and maintain a culture of accountability?
leadership development articles - Communicating with impact Communicating with Impact – What Makes a Great Presenter? – Every day millions of people around the world make a presentation. Yet most of us who have been to meetings know that very few of those people are truly great. The truth is, most presenters are just plain average – and quite a few are simply dreadful.
leadership development articles - Having difficult conversations Understanding the need for Difficult Conversations – One of the biggest challenges facing leaders is having to conduct difficult conversations. Even the most forthcoming and apparently confident of leaders express feeling extreme discomfort when addressing issues of under-performance. So why go through the pain?
leadership development articles - Negativity in teams Negativity in Teams: What to do with the Nay-sayers – Believed to now be the biggest cause of productivity problems in the workplace, negative attitudes and behaviours are costing businesses billions each year.  What impact do such people have on team performance and what can be done about them?
leadership development articles - Leaders: sink or swim Sink or swim? The biggest challenge facing today’s leaders – Leaders often find them selves unsupported and isolated within their own organisation, expected just to ‘get on with it’. What can leaders do to take control of their own development and ensure they and their team are successful?
leadership development articles - Emotional Intelligence, leaders Why today’s leaders need to be emotionally intelligent – Evidence reveals that Emotional Intelligence (EI) has a significant impact on performance and career success, with those with high EI even earning more than their counterparts. But what is Emotional Intelligence?  Why do you need it?  And how do you get it?
New Year, New Goals- Why you should be setting new year goals and how to ensure success New Year, New Goals – Why you SHOULD be setting new year goals and how to ensure success – Goals are still the most effective way to implement desired change, yet most of us fail to achieve our goals. What can we do to ensure success?

Fact Sheets, Guides and Top Tips

leadership development articles - Strategic planning tool Strategic Planning Framework Tool – Use our Strategic Planning document to formulate and execute your strategy for business success. The tool focuses on the questions you need to answer in order to formulate and communicate a winning strategy and put in place a structure for measuring the success of the strategy.
leadership development articles - Presentation skills tips Top 10 Presentation Skills Tips – Would you like to be the kind of speaker that captures people’s attention, engages their interest and gains positive outcomes from their presentations? Everybody has the ability to be a great speaker.
leadership development articles - Difficult conversations tips Having Difficult Conversations – Our Top 10 Tips – Practical steps you can take to improve the difficult conversation process, increase the chances of reaching the most satisfactory outcome and to alleviate any anxiety experienced.
leadership development articles - How to choose a business coach How to Choose a Business Coach: A 10 Point Guide – Choosing a Business Coach is an important decision, if you’re unsure how to start, or what questions to ask of a prospective Coach, then read our Ten Point Guide.
leadership development articles - SMART and SMARTER Goals How to Set SMART (and SMARTER) Goals – SMART Goals form the basis of most performance review systems. Use our guide to ensure the goals you’re setting are SMART goals.
Bad Leadership - 8 Traits of a Bad Leader 8 Traits of a Bad Leader – A guide to bad leadership – not to be followed, but to ensure that you’re doing the opposite!