Tag Archives: influence

Harnessing the leadership power within you

“My biggest challenge was getting comfortable with the notion that I am a leader; I don’t line manage a team of people which in the past to me seemed a pre-requisite for leadership. I’m quiet, I have a natural preference … Continue reading

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Getting creative with Quotes

This week I have been having fun with colours and layouts and adding my quotes to them. Love to know what you think of them . Drop me a line. And if you have some of your own do share. Vera … Continue reading

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How your stories of leadership can help develop future leaders

Everyone loves a good story and most of us would have been captivated by stories in our childhood. Good stories grab our attention, touch our hearts, inspire us and enable us to vicariously learn through the other person’s experiences. Stories … Continue reading

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Is creativity inherent in your leadership? 9 ways to harness

My group is drifting into the first day of a leadership development programme. As they pass the tables laid out with an array of creative materials I could hear some mutterings of delight and also of ‘oh no I can’t … Continue reading

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I get knocked down, but I get up again

How do you get through a meeting when everything that you say is met with opposition? This was the situation facing me last Friday. Later on this year, the community project that I am leading is putting on an ambitious … Continue reading

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Don’t leave your career to fate. 5 tips to help women manage their careers

In my last article, I shared the story of one of my clients, Susan who like many mums get  caught up in the treadmill of work, family and life and don’t take time out to actively manage and make plans … Continue reading

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Everyday leadership. What does it mean to you?

I first ventured into the world of leadership back in the early 90’s. I didn’t know it as ‘leadership’ then. I landed a role which was a step up in my career and it soon became apparent that my principles, values and professional … Continue reading

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What can you learn about leadership from your elders?

Last Bank Holiday Monday, I was helping my eldest to raise funds for her expedition by running a cake stall at a Spring Picnic event. The aim of the event was to raise money to build a sand dam in … Continue reading

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9 ways to help you build your resilience

Resilience is an essential attribute for leaders, who need to remain flexible and adaptable during today’s  rapid and continuously changing environment. Building resilience has been topical during my work with a group of managers of an organisation which is undergoing … Continue reading

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How are you influencing those who matter to you the most?

It was my intention to write this week’s blog on influence and leadership within an organisational context. However a remark by my eldest child yesterday about ‘not waving her off on her way to school anymore because I am always … Continue reading

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