How to avoid being a bossy boss

Are you a natural leader, one your team happily follow to success, or is your position maintained by constant reminders that you’re in charge? A bossy boss – one who demands they are treated with authority – is never in a position of strength. The sole focus of a bossy boss is ‘I’ – the … Continue reading “How to avoid being a bossy boss”

Building honest leaders

Leadership matters; how can you be sure that you’re giving your team what they need, and getting the best from them in return? Truly great leadership is innate – it’s something you either have or you don’t. Clearly, we aren’t all going to have those natural leadership skills – but that doesn’t mean that we … Continue reading “Building honest leaders”

Are you conscious of your unconscious bias?

However much we tell ourselves that we are unbiased and progressive, we all have unconscious bias – and it’s up to us how much we let that influence our leadership. The very definition of unconscious bias is that it’s a bias we aren’t even aware we have. Our upbringing, background, cultural environment, the social circles … Continue reading “Are you conscious of your unconscious bias?”

Mind the gap.

Each year the number of people who go to university and obtain degrees grows – but studies show that those increasing numbers of graduates are struggling to find work. Is there a gap between education and necessary experience? A recent government report showed that – once again – graduates are struggling to find skilled employment … Continue reading “Mind the gap.”

Who do you want to be?

Climbing the career ladder takes more than just putting in the hours; you have to strive to grow, learn and lead in an ever-changing environment, adapting at every step of your ascent. Choosing a career is never altogether simple – and particularly when we are expected to decide in our teens what direction we want … Continue reading “Who do you want to be?”

Leadership is a team sport

Some leaders are so keen to prove that they are on top that they forget the shoulders they stand on to be where they are… Think back through your working history. Think of every leader you’ve had, since the first job you took in your youth, to the leadership team that supports you where you … Continue reading “Leadership is a team sport”

Manage with expertise – Expert to Leader

Expertise is valuable; being an expert, in any industry, is a goal we all share. It takes years to learn the skills, to embrace and understand every new technological development, and to progress from student to expert in any professional field. This progression can only be successful if you are committed to that progress, and … Continue reading “Manage with expertise – Expert to Leader”