Key 5: Build the Team

Can you think of a time when you were part of a team that you were really proud of and made you feel your best? When I look back I have one experience that stands out for me. When I joined this company there was only my manager and me. 3 years later we were a team of 10 people. The first thing I remember from those times was how much we accomplishe...
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4th Key to Leadership Success: Embrace Team Diversity

Many of you know that I work with the SDI tool as a way to help people understand the diversity of people, our inner drives, different ways of communicating and getting things done as well as dealing with challenges and potential conflicts.   In my 1st leadership role I had one person in my team who I didn't know so well and seemed to be quite...
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3rd Key to Leadership Success: Communicate, Communicate, Communicate!

Some years ago I was working a company where a new senior leader had just started. Everyone was talking about him; what would he be like, what kind of a boss would he be, had anyone met him yet and what was their impression? Soon the rumours began that he was not such a nice person, people thought he was checking up on them, judging them and they w...
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2nd Key to Leadership Success: Continuous Learning

The more you learn, the more you realise there is to learn. So, learn, learn and keep learning how to improve what you do and how you do it. Apply the learning, practice, take risks, make mistakes, move on and continuously improve yourself. As many of you know my passion is learning, however it was not always this way. At the age of only 21 I was p...
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1st Key to Leadership Success: Support & Empower Your Team

As a leader the only way you really get things done, is through your people, by supporting and empowering them. As a new leader, you are probably facing the challenge of realising you could not do, control, get involved, solve or start every task your team has to accomplish. As if this isn't frustrating enough, you might also come to realise that y...
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Monday, 27 November 2017 13:38
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My 5 keys to leadership success

When I was only 25 I found myself, for the 1st time, in the position of leader. I had applied for and got a Training Manager position in a large retail organisation. Although at the beginning it was a stand-alone position, we grew quickly and I soon found myself leading a team of 5 or 6 people. I really wish I had known then, what I know now and I ...
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