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Tried, tested and proven ideas to boost your leadership success

Discover the seven secret meeting truths of running meetings that rock...

How many times have you been in a dreadful meeting? It has been estimated we spend 6 years (yes years) of our working life in meetings that add no value.

I'm on a mission to change that by giving you the tools and techniques to run meetings that rock. Here are 7 simple ideas taken from my Meetings That Rock! toolkit, or as I like to call them meeting truths that dramatically improve your meetings.

Meeting Truth 1: Ask yourself what is the purpose and goals of the meeting and if having a...

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Are you creating an over managed and under led organisation?

I get asked many times about the differences between management and leadership. I always start the answer with the implications of an over managed organisation and then link that to the individual and then explain my view of the differences.

Here's how it all starts with a crisis of being over managed and under led....

Stage 1: Some combination of visionary entrepreneurship and/or luck creates and implements a successful business strategy.

Stage 2: A fairly dominant position (and thus lack of...

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Great leaders and diamonds ...

One night a group of nomads were preparing to retire for the evening when suddenly they were surrounded by a great light. They knew then, that they were in the presence of a celestial being. With great anticipation, they awaited a heavenly message of great importance that they knew must be especially for them.

Finally, the voice spoke, "Gather as many pebbles as you can. Put them in your saddle bags. Travel a day's journey and tomorrow night will find you are glad and also find you are sad."

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Are you making the same mistake many managers make?

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You've been promoted and as the excitement wears off you suddenly realise you need to achieve your results through other people! Make sure you don't make the same mistake many managers make by watching this short video. You'll be glad you did...



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The importance of building confidence as a Leader

Jack Welch once said, " before you become a leader it is about growing yourself, when you become a leader it is all about growing others." I really believe this and have spent the last 31 years developing leaders. One area that is often missed in business is the ability of a leader to consciously build the confidence of the team around them. A common pattern I see is that where there is a good leader there is always a strong team around them.

In many organisations which are over managed and...

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Leadership Vitality: How to get a Leadership Six Pack

In my book Leadership Laid Bare I talk about the importance of the energy a leader transmits, your vitality is an important aspect of that.

HERE ARE SIX WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR LEADERSHIP SIX PACK AND CREATE MORE VITALITY

Being connected to your purpose, having the correct diet for you and regular exercise are the cornerstones of vitality. To take your vitality to a higher level, follow these tips:

1. Get outside and enjoy natures gym! Have walking meetings outside. Spend time outside...wherever...

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How to make leadership easier in our opportunistic times

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We live in a context of fantastic opportunities; and leadership is the vital component that creates an agile high performance culture where we make the most of them!

Our times also lead to foggy situations. One of the challenges we face is that the rules for leadership have be rewritten and it has become unclear how to lead effectively in our opportunistic and foggy times. My answer to this in Leadership Laid Bare: the naked truth of great leadership, is to outline for the first time a...

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I'll be sharing with you tried, tested and proven leadership tools developed from the field! 

Every success

Graham