How to make progress towards scary goals

How to make progress towards scary goals

During your leadership career, you’re going to face some daunting challenges. You’ll need to know how to make progress, even in the face of scary goals. You might be trying to dramatically change the way your team works, implement a new computer system, or trying to achieve significant personal development goals. Whatever it is, sometimes […]

How to make good decisions in 4 easy steps

How to make good decisions in 4 easy steps

Being able to make good decisions is an important skill for a leader. In your role, you’ll probably find that you make decisions every day. Many decisions will be quick and easy. Others will be more complex. No matter the choices you’re making, you want to be able to make good decisions. Good decisions reduce […]

5 good communication skills every leader needs

5 good communication skills every leader needs

Good communication skills are an important quality for any leader. Whether you lead teams, projects, organisations or your local chess club, it doesn’t matter. Leadership is about communication, and good communication skills will set you apart when other leaders fall short. Leaders with good communication skills reduce confusion and help people work together. Most importantly, […]

4 ways leaders can build resilience

4 ways leaders can build resilience

Being able to build resilience is an important skill for managers and leaders. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from failure, stay positive and adapt well to stress and difficult situations. You can read more about resilience at PsychCentral. No matter what you lead, you will have bad days and stressful times. If you […]

3 simple tips for managing difficult people

3 simple tips for managing difficult people

At some point, you’ll manage a difficult team member. Managing difficult people is never easy. However, you need to learn to manage difficult people effectively to avoid running into issues with your team. Difficult team members generally cause headaches for leaders because they require more effort than other people. Difficult people are sometimes argumentative, disrespectful […]

6 strategic skills all leaders need

6 strategic skills all leaders need

Strategic skills sounds like they're really hard to learn. You need to be an Executive, don't you? No. You can develop strategic skills too, and they will help you be a better leader. It doesn't matter what type of leader you are. You don't even need to be in a leadership role. Everybody can be [...]
3 habits of effective leaders

3 habits of effective leaders

All leaders want to be effective. Whether we lead an operational team, are a member of a committee or running a project, it doesn’t really matter. In this post I want to talk about habits of effective leaders, rather than general characteristics. Why? Because habits can be developed over time. It’s no good saying that […]