Posts Tagged Leadership

This is Why Culture is King

This is Why Culture is King

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” (and lunch and dinner)! This famous quote came from legendary management guru Peter Drucker and still holds true today. Particularly in today’s turbulent times. Recent research from Gallup certainly backs up this point, when they uncovered that businesses are at an increased

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The Stockdale Paradox

The Stockdale Paradox

I am a big fan of Jim Collins, the author of a number of books, with my favourite being “Good to Great”. If you haven’t read this book, I’d strongly suggest you do, as it contains great lessons for becoming a better leader. Jim has been recently

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How To Be A Better Leader Of Your Team

How To Be A Better Leader Of Your Team

In light of the current crisis we are in and when things turn around, it is critical for retailers to show great leadership to re-motivate and inspire their teams that are going through really tough times. However a number of leaders today are oblivious to the fact

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Do you want a team of top performers?

Do you want a team of top performers?

Who wouldn’t, so it’s fairly redundant question. However in the world of retail where I have been working for 25+ years, I don’t come across amazing retail staff all that often. And this mediocre performance is killing traditional retail. Working in retail is tough, long hours on

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8 Steps to Help Make You a Great Leader

8 Steps to Help Make You a Great Leader

I love sharing research from Gallup as their ability to find out in depth what makes leaders tick, is legendary. Their most recent article highlighted 8 behaviours of the world’s best leaders, so I wanted to share them with you, plus I have added some of my

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How To Help Your Managers Be Superstars

How To Help Your Managers Be Superstars

People don’t leave companies, they leave bad managers. This is a well-known statement, yet so many managers still struggle to get the best out of their people. Often it is because no one has shown them how, and they keep making the same mistakes over and over

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