Leadership effectiveness

A-Z: 26 ways to Improve your Communication Skills

How effective is your communication? In my experience, taking time out to reflect on what worked well and what I could improve for on for next time has helped me continue to refine my communication skills. Learning from others has also been a key enabler for me. And so last year I set up a [...]

By | February 26th, 2017|Executive coaching, Leadership effectiveness, Professional development|Comments Off on A-Z: 26 ways to Improve your Communication Skills

Overcoming the Obstacles of Gaining Clarity at Work

I turned the corner onto the familiar well-trodden path, the fields either side obscured by the tall hedge grow. Although this time it was different. To my delight, the fields were visible.  The owners of the field had pruned the hedge grow. I offered a silent ‘thank you’ and was grateful for the view in [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|clarity, communication, courage mindset, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Leadership effectiveness|Comments Off on Overcoming the Obstacles of Gaining Clarity at Work

3 Proven Steps to successfully influence others

Whether we realise it or not, we are influencing others all the time.  Whether because we want them to do something, behave in a different way or to think for themselves. How well do you think you influence others? In my experience, often the reason individuals feel they have not been as successful as they [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|communication, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Leadership effectiveness, Professional development|Comments Off on 3 Proven Steps to successfully influence others

7 Simple Steps to Develop your Executive Presence

A common theme that emerges with my coaching clients is how to develop more executive presence. The kind of presence someone creates as they enter a room, take their seat at the table and begin to communicate effectively with those around them. Do you remember a time when you met someone in a leadership position [...]

By | October 1st, 2016|Category of Personal Leadership, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Leadership effectiveness|Comments Off on 7 Simple Steps to Develop your Executive Presence

How to Develop a Courageous Mindset

In my last post, I shared with you the kind of courageous mindset successful leaders have. I shared the benefits of having a 'growth mindset' as opposed to a 'fixed mindset' and how this will serve you in developing a courageous mindset. One stellar example for showing a courageous mindset is author, screenwriter, and producer, [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|courage mindset, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Leadership effectiveness, Professional development|Comments Off on How to Develop a Courageous Mindset

The Courageous Mindset All Leaders Should Aim For

“You will fail more from timidity, procrastination, and carefulness.” These are some of the powerful words from one of the world’s most highly respected keynote speakers and authors on human potential, Margie Warrell. Warrell is also a writer for Forbes and founder of Global Courage. Part of her leadership coaching focuses on seizing opportunities, expanding [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|communication, courage mindset, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Leadership effectiveness, Professional development|Comments Off on The Courageous Mindset All Leaders Should Aim For

Making the Leap from Friend to Team Leader

  Whether you believe leaders are born or whether they are made, leaders need to persuade and influence others towards achieving a common goal. Here in the UK we have recently seen the art of persuasion through the Brexit campaign and more recently in the contest for the Conversative Party leadership and future Prime Minister. [...]

By | July 10th, 2016|Career Change, Category of Personal Leadership, change, compassion, Leadership effectiveness, Professional development|Comments Off on Making the Leap from Friend to Team Leader

How to Avoid the Common Problems of Poor Decision Making as a Team Leader

  Being a leader in any field is tough. Top leaders know that when they make a decision, it’s not just about the immediate action and reaction that matters but also the long-term effects that can ripple through a team and cause confusion and chaos. Unfortunately, being the one who has to make the decision [...]

Taking hold of the reins: two aspects of change

Charles Darwin, the geologist behind the theory of evolution once said, “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who are best at adapting to change.” As a leader, you have to see change and adaptability to change as a two-pronged situation: one from the point of view of [...]

An unconventional way to develop your leadership brand

Previously I have written about practical ways of being a more effective communicator. Today I hone in on an unconventional way of developing your personal leadership brand. I want to start by acknowledging one of my clients, Steven (I have changed the name for confidentiality).  Steven sought greater clarity on what he wanted to achieve in this chapter of his work and life. [...]