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Hey Champion – yes, you!

We bet you’ve done loads of great things this year, but you probably haven’t noticed them all or thought they were that special. Well, we think they were – and we think you are! Take a moment right now and reflect. Maybe you’ve Helped a colleague who was overwhelmed with...
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Leadership stripped bare | Future Leaders Blog

“But bosses can pretty much do what they want, that’s what’s so sad” These were the exact words said by a woman pacing up and down a deserted aisle in the supermarket one evening. She was on her mobile talking to what seemed to be a colleague, based on the...
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Performance reviews or not? Time for change?

There are a lot of discussions going on at the moment regarding annual appraisals and whether they should be performed at all. Sadly appraisals are often ineffective and something people dread, both the person appraising and the one being appraised! Now the idea behind the review is of course to...
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Inspire hope | Future Leaders Blog

Hope is a great fuel of human drive and determination. As a leader, to inspire hope in others, and of course yourself, is one of your most important tasks. The future may seem unclear or uncertain at times – that’s only to be expected with the constant change that is...
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Who can you help today? | Future Leaders Blog

There’s nothing quite as great as the feeling when you’ve done something for someone else. Contributing to something beyond ourselves, something greater than ourselves is endlessly inspiring. “We rise by lifting others” Robert Ingersoll Helping someone else – by for example giving your time, sharing your knowledge, ideas, skills or...
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Praise the setbacks! | Future Leaders Blog

It can be tempting to constantly wish for great results and going from success to success. Smooth sailing basically. But that’s rarely how it is, is it? We all experience setbacks, we all make mistakes. And it’s supposed to be that way. Progress requires setbacks; the only sure way to...
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Culture is created leader by leader | Future Leaders Blog

“Culture is always present, it never stops” Corporate culture is more and more recognised as a force to be reckoned with. “How things get done around here” matters. Culture matters. Many organisations want to change or adapt their culture – to be more inclusive, innovative, collaborative, successful etc. But changing...
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Leading through change, what impact are you having?

  “Whosoever desire constant success must change his conduct with the times” Niccolo Machiavelli Change Change Change – how are we leading it, managing it or not? Let’s look at a story about change and the impact of a leader who is further along the change curve than anyone else...
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The Inspiration Choice | Future Leaders Blog

Who are you inspiring and who can you inspire? Do you feel more inspired some days than others? Probably. We all do. But inspiration is not just something that happens by chance, or as “divine inspiration” as it’s sometimes called. Inspiration is something to aspire to. Something to look for....
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Let’s celebrate! | Future Leaders Blog

Today Sweden celebrates Midsummer’s Eve, one of the countries biggest public holidays, steeped in tradition linked to nature and outdoor pursuits. And as one of us is Swedish, this prompts us to bring up the subject of celebration today. Are you celebrating enough? Do you stop and reflect on efforts,...
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Five ways to reboot your team

Let’s look at how employee engagement – or lack of it – can impact your team and your business.  Leaders and teams need to use their ‘engagement radar’ Everyone owns their own engagement. It’s not the manager’s sole responsibility to engage people, but leaders and managers still need to have...
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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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