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Recognising why your recognition strategies are missing their mark

Recognising why your recognition strategies are missing their mark

posted by GWallis on Nov 7, 2016

A leader of character makes sure that people are recognised for work that delivers results. 

 

Do you get a little (lot!) frustrated by people you lead failing regularly to go the extra mile or to really pull out all the stops? Do you have people in your team who need...



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For the sake of fairness

For the sake of fairness

posted by GWallis on Nov 1, 2016

A leader of character treats people with fairness and dignity.

 

Do you ever find yourself struggling to balance your response to leadership situations in order to be just? Do you angst over whether you have treated an individual consistently with...



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Solving the PR problem of Prudence

Solving the PR problem of Prudence

posted by GWallis on Oct 25, 2016

An effective leader is a careful person who examines all possible choices and consequences before drawing conclusions.

Prudence is a particular attribute of a leader of character that may initially seem at odds with the fast paced world in which leaders now...



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Leaders of character: Are vital

Leaders of character: Are vital

posted by GWallis on Oct 18, 2016

A leader of character approaches all work with excitement and energy. Vitality is a key attribute to highly effective leadership. It is the bit of character that plays out as an overriding sense of exuberance. An almost gushing excitement for leaders about what they are doing. We have met many...



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10 reasons why great leaders are high on integrity

10 reasons why great leaders are high on integrity

posted by GWallis on Sep 20, 2016

Do you ever get that sense that what you are being asked to do at work is making you uncomfortable? Are you aware sometimes that the way your Boss treats people is certainly not the way you would (will!) do it when you are in their seat? Well, that internal alarm system is linked to your sense...



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Three tell-tale signs your team is in trouble and what you can do about it

Three tell-tale signs your team is in trouble and what you can do about it

posted by GWallis on Sep 13, 2016

According to consensus the rate of change that businesses are experiencing currently is unparalleled in history. Whether that is a wholly accurate picture is unclear but what is evident is that change is fast-past and pretty constant. If you want your organisation to succeed, then both you as...



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Why adopting an ‘attitude of gratitude’ is important for your development as a leader of character

Why adopting an ‘attitude of gratitude’ is important for your development as a leader of character

posted by GWallis on Sep 8, 2016

A leader of character is a grateful person who always takes the time to express thanks for a job well done.

Gratitude is an area of research that has been growing in interest significantly in recent years. As psychologists elbow their way into this field, we are learning that not all...



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How do you handle challenges to your integrity?

How do you handle challenges to your integrity?

posted by GWallis on Aug 30, 2016

 Do you ever feel conflicted at work? Are you ever uncomfortable when asked to take a certain action, agree to a particular decision or ignore something, that seems important? It is at times like these that your integrity is being tested. We suggest it as these moments a leader of...



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Ooops! You did it again.

Ooops! You did it again.

posted by GWallis on Aug 18, 2016

To err is human; to forgive divine

Leaders of character: Give people a second chance if they have done something wrong.



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Leaders of character: people who can advocate excellence

Leaders of character: people who can advocate excellence

posted by GWallis on Aug 11, 2016

Leaders of character describe a compelling picture of what the future could look like and appeal to others to share in that future success. Speaking with clarity and confidence they generate commitment and enthusiasm for a shared vision or cause and illustrate for others how their...



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Why we started with purpose and so should you

Why we started with purpose and so should you

posted by GWallis on Aug 9, 2016

Leaders of character have an appreciation of the good things that happen to them and never take them for granted. They always take their time to express their thanks. They are positive about the future and believe that their performance is controllable. They see the light side of...



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How you can tap into the power of your leadership intuition

How you can tap into the power of your leadership intuition

posted by GWallis on Jul 13, 2016

In this post we’ll look at the role of intuition in leadership. We’ll explore what intuition is, what role it might play in leadership and how to develop it in ways that can be incredibly powerful and help you lead in completely new and more effective ways. 



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The huge benefits of designing your own uneven playing field 

The huge benefits of designing your own uneven playing field 

posted by GWallis on Jul 7, 2016

I want more than anything to see you succeed as a leader. The advice in these blogs is designed with that single aim in mind. Posts here are most often aimed at what you can do about you, in order that your leadership becomes increasingly effective. This approach is based on my...



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Free delivery

Free delivery

posted by GWallis on Jul 1, 2016

This post is based upon a chapter in the book “How to become a Talented Performer: A formula for early career success”,...



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Please trash the talent agenda

Please trash the talent agenda

posted by GWallis on Jun 30, 2016

When I was a school teacher the 1990s I was offended by the idea of identifying some students as ‘Gifted and Talented’. It seemed deeply troubling to me that some pupils, who had been labelled thus, were given extra support in order to maximise skills, attitudes and...



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Are you running to or running from?

Are you running to or running from?

posted by GWallis on Jun 29, 2016

Understanding how you tend to motivate yourself and others is a key task of effective leaders. Knowing that there is a difference in the directional nature of motivation is helpful in enabling you to tap into the motivational drive of members of your team. Understanding it can help...



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We’re all a-buzzin’ now

We’re all a-buzzin’ now

posted by GWallis on Jun 28, 2016

Is it a good thing to build a work culture and environment where there is a sense of excitement? Is work even the appropriate place to have a constant buzz that is generated by my leader and perpetuated by the rest of us? Should we need the energy that excitement brings with it or should we be...



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Welcome to the D-Suite

Welcome to the D-Suite

posted by GWallis on Jun 23, 2016

What is the greatest measure of a leader? Is it the results they produce for the organisation or shareholders? Is it the reputation or brand recognition that they promote through good work? Is it the culture they build? Whilst all of these, amongst others, are really important I have a...



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Healthy leadership competition

Healthy leadership competition

posted by GWallis on Jun 22, 2016

I think healthy competition is healthy. I also believe that there is a place for healthy competition in leadership. I’m not a fan of leaders setting up either false cultures of competitiveness that only purport to be a meritocracy or an environment where people are encouraged to...



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Struggles of emerging to lead (Part 1)

Struggles of emerging to lead (Part 1)

posted by GWallis on Jun 17, 2016

Congratulations are most definitely due when you are given a promotion. Gone are the days of being at the beck and call of your boss. You are the boss. Well, almost. 

You are at least one rung up from where you’ll were. There will always be another boss right? 

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#Leadlikeyouloveit ... explained

#Leadlikeyouloveit  ... explained

posted by GWallis on Jun 16, 2016

I want to take a moment to explain something that you will come across fairly frequently on many of the social media and content venues where I contribute,  either under the title of our company, Performance Edge Partners Ltd or when I write as myself, Dr Glenn P Wallis (The P is for...



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Working on your Self as a leader

Working on your Self as a leader

posted by GWallis on Jun 7, 2016

This is the first episode of our new Leadership Youtube channel - PEP Talks 'The Home of Leadership Conversation'. 



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You need to let go

You need to let go

posted by GWallis on Jun 7, 2016

Becoming more effective as a leader ensures everyone wins: You, the business or organisation you work for and of course those that you lead. In order for you to develop your leadership skills you need first of all to be able to fully embrace the idea that you are a leader. In order to embrace...



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What is Leadership? (And why you shouldn't care)

What is Leadership? (And why you shouldn't care)

posted by GWallis on Jun 2, 2016

What is one of the most searched terms on Google, in relation to leadership? Well, that's quite easy to find out and the answer is "What is leadership?" On one hand, it is great that people want to know what leadership is and learn something about it; on the other hand they maybe...



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Solving The Holy Grail of Human Resources

Solving The Holy Grail of Human Resources

posted by GWallis on May 10, 2016

We meet many senior HR and L&D leaders in the course of a typical business quarter and many that we have spoken to over the last eighteen months often raise the same two key issues that they have not managed to resolve: How to ensure large change initiatives embed sustainably and how to...



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