Worried that you might not be a natural born leader?

Worried that you might not be a natural born leader?

This paper provides a general overview of leadership and its role in an organisational context. It then introduces a leadership framework constructed by Kouzes & Posner and how you might use it to increase your leadership effectiveness. Management relates to the processes that keep an organisation functioning such as planning, budgeting, defining roles, resourcing and measuring performance. Leadership is very different. It is about aligning people to a future vision, effective communication, motivation and inspiration. In essence leadership is about relationships. Both leadership and management

Know Your Limits

Know Your Limits

When as I was younger I enjoyed building things. Lego was a favourite, with the aim of building the longest bridge or the tallest skyscraper (the latter in their final stages would require a chair and inevitably wobble with the slightest touch). Likewise in my business life I also find I enjoy building and seeing things grow, whether it’s people in a team, a practice area or a business. I enjoy thinking through and planning for success, developing new clients and a stronger brand. But

Growth Mindset – what it is and how it can help your career

Fixed and Growth Mindsets

Why does a Growth Mindset that thrives on challenge achieve more than a Fixed Mindset that strives for success? According to Professor Carol Dweck, from Stanford University, the answer lies in the focus of each of each of the differing mindsets. The Fixed Mindset wants to prove it is smart, while the Growth Mindset wants to get even smarter. While a Fixed outlook is concerned with promoting and protecting an image of competence at all costs, a Growth outlook is happy to pursue and be