Category Archive: Newsletter Archive

Mar 22

Some surprising truths about admitting to our mistakes

It takes courage and humility to admit when we are wrong or that we have been the cause of some upset. So is it a lack of courage or personal pride that keeps leaders from admitting they were wrong or made a mistake?

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Feb 16

Building and Strengthening Relationships — An Exercise

Our everyday interactions with our colleagues, whether on Agile projects or not, are the ingredients that comprise our relationships. How “tasty” are your relationships?

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Feb 01

Goal Setting — Are Your Goals SMART PURE and CLEAR

We have all heard of setting SMART goals but in my coaching practice I have come to realise that many people haven’t heard of PURE or CLEAR goals. In this article I summarise these acronyms and why they are important.

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Jan 18

Improving Your Communication as a Leader

This is the latest article in the Online Leadership Development Programme. This article focuses on the 5 modes of communciation.

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Nov 16

The Real Job of Leaders

Word count 1277, Time to read: 15 mins, Published 16 November 2011 In the previous newsletter I started to talk about motivation as that was a subject that a number of you requested as a place to start in our work together.  Since writing that installment I have been reflecting on a number of themes …

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Nov 07

Leadership Development Newsletter no 1

Motivation: the differentiating factor between leaders and managers Total Word count: 1089 Max Time to read: 10 minutes Sent 26 October 2011 John Kotter the esteemed professor of leadership at Harvard Business School once remarked in one of his articles: “No one has yet figured out how to manage people effectively into battle; they must …

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