Monthly Archives: May 2011

Leadership in Every Conversation – Part 2 of 3

Leadership is about possibility Going back to Bill and Julie at the coffee machine, what do we talk about? Well, we can talk about what they’ve been doing recently, what they’re about to do and about how it feeds the picture of success that we then paint together. We link the resources at their disposal to the relevant skills they have. We create a bond between their values and the purpose of the team. It’s no accident that the word ‘Vision’ relates to something that you can see! So every conversation is an opportunity to lead a colleague, a member … More

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Leadership in Every Conversation – Part 1 of 3

Leadership in every conversation: When we were children at school, we were taught about the great leaders in history and we learned how these special individuals managed to change the world through their actions. At that time very few of us will have put ourselves in the same category as these amazing people…  and yet most of us now find ourselves in leadership roles: in our families, our communities and our organisations. But I’m not a leader So how do we learn to see ourselves as leaders? An easy thing to do is to replace the judgement ‘special’ and replace … More

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