You can’t be a great leader without being a great listener

You can't be a great leader without being a great listener

A wise person once said, “speak in such a way that others love to listen to you, listen in such a way that others love to speak to you”. Continue reading

How to beat the odds and succeed with your plan…What’s Expected Gets Inspected

By Phil Kerrigan, TEC Chair The cost to businesses for such a high failure rate is enormous and at times fatal. I believe ‘leadership’ is a problem. In Peter Drucker’s seminal work Management, he said that management consisted of 4 elements – Planning, Organising, Control and Leadership. ‘Leadership’ is not an end unto itself. […] more

Leadership isn’t about the glory

By Trent Bartlett, TEC Chair – It’s a common misconception, both from the wider public and people within an organisation, that leaders lead a somewhat glamorous life. It’s an assumption that’s incorrect, and ignores many of the traits that people need to embody in order to be considered a great leader. […] more

Stress. Is it due to your fears?

By Harvey Martin, TEC Chair – I was reflecting on Andrew Dick’s article a few weeks ago regarding stress—how he talked about being self-aware of stress and the impact it was has on you. ‘The only way to get something done right, is to do it myself!’ One of the most common reasons for stress, is the fear that ‘Unless I do the job. It won’t be done correctly.’ […] more

Are you addressing your blind spots?

By Andrew Dick, TEC Chair For every leader, there will be those things they know, that they can do well, and those things that they simply can’t see. It is in this second category that blind spots dwell, and it’s here where serious challenges to a business’s continuity will arise.[…] more

Stressed? The answer lies in building resilience

By Andrew Dick, TEC Chair Just last week, I sat down to a fascinating presentation from Lynn Leahy on the topic of stress among senior business leaders. As I looked around the room at the attendants, it was clear that many were experiencing that same stress and could benefit from building their resilience towards it.[…] more

How to prepare for the shift from being an employee to becoming a leader

As the saying goes, leaders are made, not born, meaning there’s the opportunity for almost anyone to work their way through an organisation and make the transition from employee to executive.  Continue reading

5 changes to your leadership style you can start today

Changing your leadership style isn’t an easy process. CEOs need to carefully evaluate their own skills, based on feedback from their team, and then identify strategies to improve the way they work to match these needs. Continue reading

3 ways to build a leadership pipeline

The demand for talent worldwide means that companies are investing more than ever in developing internal capabilities that can be used to drive further change within a business. As leaders look to build a pipeline of leaders with the potential to create further change in their organisation, this shift is going to require an even greater investment in the next generation of talent. Continue reading

3 ways to get your team thinking creatively

For any business leader, it is important to remember that creativity isn’t an endless resource. Over time, a team can burnout and the ideas that used to spark so easily can dry up.
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Why mentoring is better than business coaching for CEOs?

It is fair to say that no leader, however successful, is perfect at what they do. In the business world, these small attributes can make a huge difference to the way that the team and clients interact with the leader on a daily basis.
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Why is mentoring so important for leadership development?

Becoming a great leader doesn’t happen overnight – it takes years of experience, trial and error and personal introspection to become a leader that inspires staff and gets the best result for their organisation. Continue reading