Executive Stress – What is an Executive?

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Having been around large & small organisations, training, mentoring & coaching for too many years to mention; I always had a wry smile to myself when anyone proudly announced themselves as an executive. Sales executives seemed always to be the most self-satisfied in this aspect. Proudly announcing their elevated executive status at every opportunity. Needless to […]

Future of Leadership – A Philosopher’s View

Posted Posted in Career Brand, Career Coaching, Formal Leadership, Informal Leadership, Leadership, Leadership Styles, Learning & Develpment, Psychology

  Interesting short video from Alain de Botton on the subject of the future of leadership. Now his views may not necessarily be the consensus or an evidenced based perspective on leadership. However, being a thinker and problem solver over a “doer” may well be a good place to start to develop and grow into […]

The Formal or Informal Leadership Question?

Posted Posted in Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Careers, Coaching, Employment, Formal Leadership, Group Leaders, Influence, Informal Leadership, Leadership, LinkedIn, Organisations, Power, Psychology, Small Business, team leaders, Technology, Work

I am sure you have seen LinkedIn and other social media platforms awash with articles on leadership and becoming a better leader. How many articles and promotions do we see “10 ways to become a great leader” or “Essential Leadership Training” etc, along with countless clichéd quotes from business characters. You have all seen them I am […]

Follow me I am right behind you? A Leadership Question

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Hopefully the irony of the title “follow me I am right behind you” is not lost on those that have experienced leaders in the workplace both good and bad. Needless to say, we witness good leaders that have the seemingly innate ability to influence ours and others, thoughts, behaviours and actions. We enthusiastically rally behind their vision, beliefs […]