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Core components that define a good leader and positive leadership

Many of you who read this article will be aware of the fact that some of the most successful people in history have at some point in their lives been regarded as failures. It is well known for example that Vincent van Gogh was considered a very average painter and only sold one of his own pictures during his lifetime. Microsoft founder, Bill Gate’s first business, Traf-o-data, went bankrupt. Thomas Edison made over 1000 prototypes of the light bulb before one finally worked. Harrison Ford was told early in his career that he lacked any of the qualities that make a movie star. Stephen King and JK Rowling were both rejected numerous times by publishers before becoming hugely successful. So what, I hear you ask……

Managers are looking to build teams, enhance professional training and develop new leaders in the co

Are you ready to be an employee in today's workplace? CEOs are currently concerned about responding to changes in today's work environment – more millennial workers, digital technology and rapid changes in the economy and business, according to the "Global Human Capital Trends 2016" report from Deloitte, which surveyed and interviewed more than 7,000 business and human resources leaders from 100 countries, asking them to assess how important specific talent challenges were to their organizations.

Effective Leadership

I came across this article today in a blog by Bernard Marr, bestselling author and business advisory expert. It exemplifies one behavioural characteristic displayed by good leaders that creates Intrinsic Motivation and makes a team more effective. We, at HPD, agree wholeheartedly with the sentiments expressed in Mr. Marr’s blog:

Why soft skills and emotional intelligence are crucial to the development of teams and leaders

We recently read an archived article by Julia Llewellyn-Smith which was originally written for The Sunday Telegraph earlier this year. The article neatly encapsulates the importance of skills that we routinely help to develop in our Graduate Programmes.

Are Leaders Born or Made?

”The only test of leadership is that somebody follows.” -Robert K. Greenleaf

Is an inability to delegate holding you back?

A leaders inability to delegate not only hinders a team's performance but hinders individuals in that team from developing and progressing. It is paramount that you assess your managers and look at how effectively they manage to delegate tasks.

Action Logic

Leaders are made, not born, and how they develop is critical for organisational change. -Rooke & Torbert, 2005

Developing Leaders Who Are Self-Aware

Self-awareness is key to being able to manage oneself and choose behaviours which will encourage certain behaviours from others.

The Art of Being Courageous

Find the courage to make difficult decision and achieve greater results.

How’s Business?

How will you answer the next time someone asks?

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