women leadership

Thinking about thought leadership

Recently, a regular LinkedIn blogger, Mindy Gibbins-Klein wrote a thought provoking article about content marketing and what an over-used and abused description that is for putting your key messages out for the world to read. In the first instance content could mean just about anything you care to [...]

Leadership comes in many guises

Leadership comes in many guises. Millions of words have been written and spoken in attempts to discover the alchemy of what makes a good leader, or conversely a bad one. In the world of politics a successful leader is usually defined as an individual – usually male – as an individual [...]

Bosses choose Managers

IN MY VIEW…..many studies on leadership miss the point. They confuse leading with managing. Management is a function that is undertaken in organisations by people who have been given the formal authority to ‘make sure’ something is achieved. Managers are appointed by ‘Bosses’. Just [...]

Leadership – what’s in a title?

I was chatting to a young woman who had decided that the time had come to step away from her current job and find something else to help her develop her skills. When she heard that I coached people during their career transition she asked me how she could get the leadership experience that so many [...]

What is leadership?

What is leadership? Google lists millions of definitions, varying from slightly to very different. There are hundreds of leadership models. Yet we can usually recognise good or bad leadership when we see it. Part of the problem is that leadership has so many different aspects – it is multi [...]

Every Leader Should Have a “Board of Directors”

The idea that we should all have a personal “Board of Directors” is not new. Your Board is the group of trusted individuals, selected by you, who can help you on your personal leadership and career development journey. What is new is that there is now a free, downloadable toolkit that sets out [...]
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