Leadership Bite Size

If leadership were a democracy…

September 30, 2014 Simon Leadership Bite Size

Would your team vote for you? Would your boss vote for you? Would your peers vote for you? Would the customers your team serves vote for you? If leadership (as opposed to management) is about having willing followers, this would be an interesting test of whether you are seen as a leader or manager. Food […]

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Be careful when you throw things over the fence

November 26, 2012 Simon Leadership Bite Size

Whether you are delegating or providing feedback to your team, be careful when you do it. For example, ‘throwing something over the fence’ on a Friday afternoon can ruin someone’s weekend and in turn, this does not lead to high motivation and engagement. I’m sure most of the time this just happens because a leader is clearing their […]

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Leadership Bite Size – Ask For Feedback

December 7, 2011 Simon Leadership Bite Size

Every so often during a 1-1 with your staff, why not ask for feedback? What more do you need from me? What can I do to make things better for you? How am I doing as a manager? What could I do better/differently? Of course, if you ask the question, you have to be open […]

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Leadership Bite Size – Be Positive

November 29, 2011 Simon Leadership Bite Size

Starting today I am introducing a new feature category to this site – Leadership Bite Size. This will be a series of tips and techniques for becoming an effective leader and will enable me to share with you small yet powerful ideas on a regular basis. The first of these tips is to be positive. […]

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