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Why Thriving Teams need Confident Leaders

Why Thriving Teams need Confident Leaders

Leadership is fraught with challenges, but the fact remains that your behaviour as a leader has a huge effect on how your team performs. And one of the main drivers of this performance is the degree of self-confidence that you have in your own abilities - particularly...

Why it is Important to have a Career Purpose

Why it is Important to have a Career Purpose

Every business has a clear and defined purpose. Recognising this key to its success so why wouldn't the same apply to you as an individual and your own career? Without purpose, we are simply going through the motions each day. For some of us, it may be enough - or...

Are you an Authentic Leader?

Are you an Authentic Leader?

Authenticity is one of the most compelling new directions in leadership, allowing leaders - particularly female leaders - to redefine what their approach to leadership looks like on terms that actually resonate with their values. Crucially, authentic leadership...

The Benefits of Hybrid Working

The Benefits of Hybrid Working

The Covid pandemic accelerated a number of trends in the working world, and perhaps the most obvious one of all related to the places where we work. The mandate to work at home wherever possible meant that huge numbers of office-workers left their daily commute behind...

Top Challenges Managers Face Today

Top Challenges Managers Face Today

Arguably, in a world where 'change is the only constant', managers face a greater array of challenges than ever before. With everything from rapidly changing legislation to new technology to get to grips with, every manager has to be prepared to adopt a growth mindset...

How to be a Leader People want to Follow

How to be a Leader People want to Follow

We all want to be one of those leaders that everyone admires and naturally wants to follow. Leaders that inspire, motivate and engage are the holy grail, and they are always remembered for all the right reasons. So how can you be become one of those elusive...

How to Recover from Burnout

How to Recover from Burnout

Most high performers think that they need to keep hustling... faster, harder and for longer if they're to achieve their goals. If you're that classic 'type A' personality, someone who runs on stress and caffeine and a lack of rest... then you're probably heading for...

How to Overcome Low Self-Esteem

How to Overcome Low Self-Esteem

In both our personal and our professional lives, the perception we have of ourselves has a dramatic effect on how we function. Other people may form impressions of us as intelligent, empathetic, trustworthy, even capable and strong. But those impressions may seem...

How to Find Your Purpose in Life

How to Find Your Purpose in Life

It's the big question that most of us constantly grapple with - what exactly is our life purpose? And how can we possibly hope to live our best life if we haven't yet worked it out? Don't worry. Many people don't work out their true life's work and passion for many...

Hanging In There Is Not A Career Strategy

Hanging In There Is Not A Career Strategy

We know how you feel. To some extent, we're all 'hanging in there' at the moment, as the world continues to grapple with the pandemic and the lasting effects on our lives - whatever those impacts may look like. But when it comes to your career, simply hunkering down...

5 Leadership Challenges that are Internal

5 Leadership Challenges that are Internal

Being a leader can be tough on a number of levels, and many of those challenges are actually internal in nature. So what are those internal aspects that we need to consider in order to become better at what we do? Here are some of the main things to consider. 1. The...

Anxiety and Leadership: Pushing on Through

Anxiety and Leadership: Pushing on Through

How do we lead in a time of anxiety? When you feel anxiety - how can you effectively lead? If your heart is racing and your mind is all over the place, how can you inspire calm? And how do you deal with fear as a leader? The fact is that we all feel stress when we...

Who’s Pulling your Leadership Strings?

Who’s Pulling your Leadership Strings?

When we think about organisational leadership - and, indeed, any kind of leadership - we see different styles with two extreme positions. If we apply this to the way in which entire countries are managed, we can see that dictatorships would sit at one end of the...

What is Resilience and Why is it Important to Bounce Back?

What is Resilience and Why is it Important to Bounce Back?

How is it that some people seem to take life's knocks with a pinch of salt - deal with them and carry on, whilst others appear to constantly struggle with the smallest setbacks. The answer may lie in our capacity for resilience. Resilience is defined by Psychology...

Remote Working Tips for Managers

Remote Working Tips for Managers

After a year of homeworking, it looks as though the pandemic restrictions show no real sign of fully easing soon. And this presents real challenges for managers, who must find ways to effectively lead their teams after a long period of uncertainty and challenge. Some...

How to Grow in an Uncertain World

How to Grow in an Uncertain World

One of the many outcomes of the past year has been the perpetual feelings of uncertainty and anxiety many of us are now feeling. It's a hard feeling to shake off after a prolonged period of change and challenge - from Brexit to the Pandemic, and with ever-developing...

How to be more Confident at Work

How to be more Confident at Work

Confidence at work is one of the most important skills that we can cultivate to get ahead in our careers. But it's also an elusive skill, and many of us feel as though we are lacking when it comes to skills, experience and the overall credentials needed to be heard...

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