October, 2011

Leadership – It’s a marathon not a sprint

October 30, 2011 Simon Leadership Development

One of the toughest balancing acts facing leaders at all levels is the need to deliver short-term results versus the leadership activities that will help sustain and increase those results over the longer term. For example: – How often do you have to put managing vision and purpose to one side while you focus on […]

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High Trust Leadership

October 22, 2011 Simon Leadership Development

One of the age old questions that continues to drive many people to distraction is “What is the difference between management and leadership?” There are of course a plethora of answers to this question that have kept academics, trainers and writers going in perpetuity. For me, one of the key differences between the two is […]

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ASTD International Conference and Exposition 2012

October 16, 2011 Simon Miscellaneous

Save the Date! This year’s ASTD (American Society of Training & Development) International Conference and Exposition is being held in one of my favorite cities in the world – Denver, Colorado. The dates are 6-9 May, maybe a little late for combining it with some skiing but who knows? I’m not planning on presenting at […]

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SCARF – a new model of human motivation

October 14, 2011 Simon Leadership Development

It is a testament to the work of Abraham Maslow that his model of human motivation has endured for the best part of 70 years.  While leaders around the world have learnt about Maslow’s Hierarchy at business school throughout the modern age, few would have found it particularly useful in helping to motivate their staff. […]

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How Should We Measure Leadership Performance?

October 10, 2011 Simon Leadership Development

The issue of how we should measure leadership performance is an interesting one. Historically, most leaders would have been judged purely on the results they deliver, that is, delivery against their goals, objectives and targets. But is this enough? You only have to take a look through a selection of posts on my leadership blogroll […]

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The Iceberg Effect

October 7, 2011 Simon Leadership Development

In my latest book, Brilliant Leader 2nd Edition, I explain the iceberg effect in relation to the jobs that people do. Essentially, there are those parts of a job that we can see – the tasks that people do and the skills that they employ. And then there are the contributing factors that we don’t […]

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Steve Jobs – A Great Innovative Leader

October 6, 2011 Simon Miscellaneous

Sad news today that Steve Jobs has passed away. He was not only one of the great innovative leaders of our time but of all time. His leadership has literally changed the world, how we communicate and how we behave – some feat. Future articles on this site will cover innovation leadership in more depth […]

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A Leadership Imperative – Developing Yourself and Your People

October 5, 2011 Simon Leadership Development

From time to time I come across so called leaders who have the sole focus of delivering results. These people are often very good at managing performance and getting things done but can they really call themselves leaders? I believe that leading others in the business world is as much about looking forward as it […]

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