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Releasing your inner power

Future focused leadership

One of the primary responsibilities of leadership is to be focused toward the future. In this respect the future not as a series of business strategies or revenue growth but as a focal point of the inner growth of the whole group that one is leading. I hesitate to bring this next point in, but...

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The quality choice

It’s a little mind-blowing to think that in 2024 there are elections in 64 countries in the world, more so that 42 per cent of the world’s population are eligible to cast their vote…to choose the next leaders of their nations and, to an extent, the collective leadership of our world. So, many of us...

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The era of greater good

In 1864, shortly after the American Civil War ended, President Abraham Lincoln, said in a letter to Col. William F. Elkins: ‘We may congratulate ourselves that this cruel war is nearing its end. It has cost a vast amount of treasure and blood … It has indeed been a trying hour for the Republic; but...

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Urgent attention required?

The latest edition of the Edelman Trust Barometer shows yet another drop in the trust vested in business leaders. According to the 2024 report 61% of respondents (32,000 people globally) worry that business leaders are purposely trying to mislead people by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations (a 2% rise in the...

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New year, new standards

As 2023 drew to a close and a New Year dawned that thorny issue of standards in public life and leadership raised its head once more with the Baroness mired in the Covid/PPE scandal, the energy company boss stepping down for economy with the truth about relations with employees and, of course, the Post Office....

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The power of gratitude

We are often reminded about the power of gratitude but there is scientific evidence to show that it has both physical and psychological benefits. Benefits that stabilise our heart rate, calm our emotions and generate more optimism. Gratitude and Its Impact on the Brain and Body | Psychology Today Creating a habit of gratitude, like...

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A gift for your leadership?

Time for reflection is often at a premium for leaders so as we approach the season of giving of ourselves to others we might also choose to give something of a gift to ourselves in the form of some time to reflect. That gift might be usefully spent considering what, over the past year, our...

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Embracing destruction

We are taught to build and create not destroy. We learn about continuous improvement, as step by step we refine an idea, a project, a programme, an offering. Our focus is on making things better and at one level that makes perfect sense. However sometimes, we need to destroy something in order to build the...

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Mastering the climate change on our doorstep

As world leaders, climate scientists and eco-experts and activists gather for COP 28 we might also consider that other climate change…the one on our doorstep and over which we have considerably more control and the ability to make positive change more quickly. The climate in our organisational world is undergoing change. Only a few years...

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Effective distribution and enactment of power

When you look inside your organisation and the governance it’s applying do you see the right distribution of delegated authority. Over time it’s quite likely that authority to act becomes crystallised within the culture in a certain way with leaders. This can become further crystallised if there are prolonged crises (such as the recent pandemic...

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