Leadership Skills: Beyond Management

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What is Leadership? Genuine leaders make a stand, aren’t afraid to take the initiative and encourage their team towards  achieving a goal. Significant leaders, who were able to inspire others, include Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and Winston Churchill. Notable business leaders include Richard Branson of the Virgin Group, Elon Musk of Tesla and Jan Koum, who is the CEO and founder of Whatsapp. Each of these leaders faced different challenges within their role, all of them followed the same core steps and approach. As leaders, their ultimate goal is to create a vision, whilst creating the circumstances for their team or organisation to achieve, create something new and turn that vision into a reality. Yet, while leaders set the …

Coaching and Mentoring

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This article will hopefully provide you with a basic knowledge of coaching and mentoring, and how its use can help move your business forward. Coaching is generally defined as a developmental process for an individual to reach a goal, be that through teaching, training or even mentoring. Mentoring is a more informal relationship between one person who has greater experience and knowledge and another who is looking for advice and guidance. Most businesses have less experienced individuals and more senior figures within their organisation. However, the latter will all have begun as the former. The cycle relies on experience being passed down through generations so that there are constantly talented businessmen passing their advice on to aspiring entrepreneurs, who will …

Leadership and Influence

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This article will hopefully portray to you the different ways of leading and having influence within your organisation, and why it is such a crucial aspect of effective business. A leader can be defined as someone who commands a group or an organisation, or put more simply, a leader is someone who has followers. The role of the leader is a crucial component in a business, and is one which must be filled and then utilised to its maximum potential. However, there can be no leadership without influence because people lead others through influencing the way they work. Many may picture leaders as loud, strong and even bullish figures, but the act of conducting people falls into the job of …

Belbin Team Roles

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This article endeavours to provide a detailed insight into the nine team roles Meredith Belbin believed are crucial for a team to develop and more forward. The following team development model helps you greatly in creating a balanced team, as it can be ensured that each strength is covered by just one employee, so everyone is contributing. The team may have as many as nine members, or as little as three of four, as long as each of these roles and skills are covered: 1) Plant – Got the name as one is ‘planted’ in each team. They tend to be highly creative and unorthodox, so come to the fore when solving puzzles. However, they can be forgetful or easily distracted. 2) …

PRESS RELEASE: New Leadership Training Videos Launched

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Leadership Training Videos Launched It has long been known by learning and development professionals that for training interventions to succeed they must be supported by post-learning repetition and application. As part of its commitment to the learning and development commitment,  traininaday has launched its portfolio of video leadership courses free of charge to its in-house training customers. Traininaday has listened to feedback from training managers and future leaders alike who want more than a one day training course. They want continued support as they implement new techniques and sharpen their leadership skills. However, coaching and one-to-one support is only available to those with large training budgets and so the challenge is find a solution which is attractive and yet which …