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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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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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