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Do you really believe in developing your people?

Do you really believe in developing your people?

Many senior leaders who say that developing their people is key to the success of their organization, don’t honestly believe in the merits of this work.  If they did, it wouldn’t be the first thing to be cut, when the business climate starts getting tough!  Imagine a...
Holding up the mirror!

Holding up the mirror!

One area I look at a lot of clients doing is getting them to ‘hold up the mirror’. We all have blind spots, and if we don’t find out what these blind spots are they can be career-limiting for us in the marketplace today. One of the exercises I would get clients...
Are you a rower or are you a steerer?

Are you a rower or are you a steerer?

Why do most people get promoted into leadership positions? The number one reason is, that we are good at doing things. Or as I like to put it, we are good rowers. When we get promoted, we get the extra 4.75 euros a week before tax. What do we now feel we need to do?...
What’s your boss’s ‘shiny table’?

What’s your boss’s ‘shiny table’?

A question I’m frequently asked by my clients is, “Mark, what can I do to manage upwards more effectively?”. It reminds me of an experience I had a long long time ago but is still very relevant today. “Mark, can you go down to Bakery immediately, they need someone...
Is lack of confidence holding you back?

Is lack of confidence holding you back?

One of the biggest things that hold people back is lack of confidence. Clients will continually ask me “Mark, how can I develop my confidence, what do I need to do?” My response is always, if you develop your assertiveness skills, confidence follows. Many...