24 Aug 2021

Leaders Own Their Mistakes
We all make mistakes - so why do so many leaders (and many with a public profile) find it so hard to admit it? Leaders own their mistakes. Admitting you made a mistake is not a sign of weakness - it is a sign of growth. You may have learnt more, understood more, realising your opinion didn't consider a particular point of view. Why is that so hard to admit? For many leaders, instea...

20 Aug 2021

Leaders Take Responsibility - Not Blame
Leaders take responsibility - not blame. This recent post from Leadership First doesn't quite get this right - I understand the sentiment but not the practicality in real teams. Rather than 'leaders take all of the blame' - I would focus more on leaders take all of the ownership and responsibility. They should certainly shoulder the blame for the team under their control - but all of ...

16 Aug 2021

Emerging Leaders Program
I am very excited about today (and its a Monday)! We have the opportunity and privilege to work with some amazing managers and leaders from Summer Foundation Ltd as part of their Emerging Leaders Program, which officially starts today. For the next 6 months, we will be honing some leadership and behaviour skills with some amazing people who work in a demanding and challenging industr...

27 Jul 2021

Effective Leadership - Are you an ADAPTable Leader?
Effective Leadership Series Part 2: Are you an Adaptable leader? What does it take to be adaptable in your leadership behaviours? The IMLD leadership model looks at 5 distinct leadership capabilities - Alignment, Awareness, Achievement, Altitude and Adaptability. Within each of these, there are 5 behavioural leadership traits, To be an Adaptable leader, you display: 🔹 Empower...

26 Jul 2021

Effective Leadership - Are you an ALTITUDE Leader?
🔹 Effective Leadership Series Part 4: Are you an Altitude leader? What does it take to be Altitude (Team Leadership) focussed in your leadership behaviours? The IMLD leadership framework looks at 5 distinct leadership capabilities - Alignment, Awareness, Achievement, Altitude and Adaptability. Within each of these, there are 5 behavioural leadership traits, To be an Altitude lea...

23 Jul 2021

Effective Leadership - Are you an Achieve Leader?
🔹 Effective Leadership Series Part 3: Are you an Achievement leader? What does it take to be Achievement focussed in your leadership behaviours? The IMLD leadership model looks at 5 distinct leadership capabilities - Alignment, Awareness, Achievement, Altitude and Adaptability. Within each of these, there are 5 behavioural leadership traits, To be an Achievement leader, you disp...

21 Jul 2021

Effective Leadership - Are you an ALTITUDE Leader?
Effective Leadership Series Part 2: Are you an Aware leader? What does it take to be aware in your leadership behaviours? The IMLD leadership model looks at 5 distinct leadership capabilities - Alignment, Awareness, Achievement, Altitude and Adaptability. Within each of these, there are 5 behavioural leadership traits, To be an Aware leader, you: 🔹 Have Clarity - you factor i...

20 Jul 2021

Are you an Aligned Leader?
Effective Leadership Series Part 1: Are you an Aligned leader?What does it take to be aligned in your leadership behaviours? The IMLD leadership model looks at 5 distinct leadership capabilities - Alignment, Awareness, Achievement, Altitude and Adaptability. Within each of these, there are 5 behavioural leadership traits, To be an aligned leader, you:🔹 Are Purposeful - you have a c...

19 Jul 2021

Everyone Deserves to Work for a Great Leader
What does it take to be a great leader? Most would agree ' that everyone deserves to work for a great leader', but many don't. Many of us work for average or even poor leaders, more focussed on themselves that their team. But who decides what great leadership is in your business or industry? The truth is, each business (and the culture within it) has a spoken and unspoken set of behav...

15 Jul 2021

Great Leaders Are Humble Learners
'Great leaders are humble learners'. We have an Emerging Leaders Program starting at Institute of Management & Leadership Development in about 3 weeks, and the first piece of 'homework' (I prefer 'anchoring activity' but I am fighting a losing battle) for all new participants is to tell all of their team that they are beginning a leadership learning program. For many, this is a ve...