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It’s always possible to be kind | Future Leaders blog

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau Leadership is always a hot subject. We often hear people talking about what kind of leadership is best. There’s no simple answer to that question. Different situations need different leadership. And in fact, even if we would...
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Your impact: Self-PR or not self-PR?

Continuing on from last week’s blog on how to create impact for the future through your Leadership Brand, let’s turn to a question that leaders often pose to us: Is it really OK to “promote” myself? I don’t feel comfortable blowing my own trumpet…. It’s all about the value you...
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Your future leadership brand and impact

We were very happy to be part of WeAreTheCity’s WeAreFutureLeaders conference last Friday in London – where we spoke on this subject. Whether you could join us or not, here are some ideas on how you can be proactive about your Leadership Impact for the future, by harnessing your Leadership...
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A reputation, we all have one? | Future Leaders Blog

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation and only one bad one to lose it – Benjamin Franklin Individuals, teams and organisations all have reputations. And reputation is created over time, through words, actions and behaviours. But it’s not set in stone – a reputation can quickly...
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How loud is your body language?

Do you think a lot about what to say? Do you carefully choose your words to craft a great question or comment? Do you think about the message you want to put across to someone else? We would guess that the answer is yes to most if not all of...
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The art of making people feel special

“Wow, that’s a really interesting idea!” Steve looked attentively at Sally. “I had never thought about that. What made you consider it?” Sally lit up. “Well, I’ve thought about it for a while and have discussed it with my colleagues recently who also thought the idea had real potential. I’m...
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Don’t let it get to you! | Future Leaders Blog

Stress, pressure, uncertainty and disappointment. These are some of the negative feelings and experiences we can encounter at work. Sounds familiar? Been there? We probably all have. But things around us are not the boss of us. We all decide how we will react to circumstances, situations and people around...
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How coachable are you? | Future Leaders Blog

The world isn’t standing still and neither should we. The “facts” certainly change and we need to continuously re-learn; what we knew yesterday may no longer be correct. What we accepted as truths may since have been disproved. We need to be open and accepting to that. We are sure you...
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What happens when suddenly there is no leader?

When a leader suddenly resigns a leadership void is created. This creates a lot of uncertainty and concern, as well as a potential drain on knowledge and experience, which an organisation needs. In the leadership void, unless someone takes charge providing some much needed certainty and reassurance, dissidence and discontent...
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Inspiration from the handshake teacher

Have you heard about the ”handshake teacher”? He’s the teacher who at the beginning of each school day greets every child in a special way, with a handshake/greeting pattern of their own choice. In all its simplicity this is brilliant LEADERSHIP. He makes his students feel special; seen and important....
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Today: Not a pale copy of yesterday

What are your plans for today? How can you make it different to yesterday? What work opportunities are there for you to do something different, to learn something new today? You could start doing one small thing differently, those small things add up. Go on make the change… Don’t let...
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H2H: The ”Human to Human” business focus

B2B – Business to Business B2C – Business to Consumer These are common ways of describing if a company is providing products and services to another business or directly to the consumer, the end user. This is to some degree an important distinction as it impacts or even dictates how...
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Four ways to build trust | Future Leaders Blog

Trust matters. A lot. Just think about how fantastic it feels to really trust someone, to know that they would always behave thoughtfully, respectfully and honestly! If you don’t fully have people’s trust, your impact will be limited. And if you don’t trust someone, you won’t give them your all,...
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Turn your back on the audience | Future Leaders Blog

Have you ever observed the conductor of a philharmonic orchestra and how they spend very little time facing the audience? In fact, they spend most of their time facing the orchestra, which is their team. They are guiding them to play beautifully and with great impact together. And have you...
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You’re not alone- kick-start 2017 with your team

Welcome back to a new work year! As a leader you probably have all sorts of things flying around your head right now about the year ahead – goal setting, planning, development talks, recruitment needs, budget and more. And as much as some of this is your responsibility, the reality...
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It’s time to celebrate | Future Leaders blog

As the year comes to an end and the festive season is upon us, it’s a great opportunity to stop and take stock. Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection – Winston Churchill Before you start the celebrations and before you then throw yourself into the...
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