What is your leadership style?

Leadership is less about you and your needs, and more about those of the teams you lead and the organisation you represent. But what style of leadership is most effective – is it better to be a ruthless and aggressive leader like Jack Welch who consistently achieved significant financial results for General Electric when he…

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How to create a positive environment among your teams

Employees can be funny people. When they start working for your organisation their enthusiasm and vigour quickly reassure you that you made the right hire. Fast-forward a few years or more and some employees’ attitudes wane to such a degree that they actually think they’re presence at work each day is doing you a favour. Yet often,…

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Six ways to get noticed by executive recruiters

It is estimated that the average person will change jobs seven times during their working lives, whether as a result of progression or changing their career altogether. And the higher up the proverbial career ladder you climb, the longer most senior people remain in each position that they hold. When the moment feels right to…

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Do natural born leaders really exist?

It is a question as old as time itself, are leaders born or made? Commentators have long pondered this and simply typing the word ‘leadership’ into a search engine will return literally thousands of so-called definitions as to what makes a leader. The business consultant Peter Drucker said that “Management is doing things right; leadership…

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Care organisations need a robust succession to develop the next generation of leaders

Succession planning can provide a long-term competitive advantage for businesses operating within the independent social and healthcare sectors. From retirement, natural staff attrition and organisational change to business growth, innovation and shifts in strategic direction, ensuring there is a pipeline of ever-ready internal talent to fill the roles vacated by senior executives leaving is a…

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