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Manager or Leader? On of the most familiar components of management and leadership training is Warren Bennis’s comparison between leadership and management. Managers promote change, but it is the role of leaders to design it. Managers need to take effective action, while leaders need to ensure that their actions are meaningful. What role would you […]

In a full length feature article for�Training Journal, I explained why simply being smart as a leader is not enough. The wisdom of leadership Without a doubt, leaders need to be smart. They need to juggle different aspects of their leadership roles while retaining currency in their areas of technical expertise. They need to have […]

In a full length feature article for Training Journal, I explained why simply being smart as a leader is not enough. The wisdom of leadership Without a doubt, leaders need to be smart. They need to juggle different aspects of their leadership roles while retaining currency in their areas of technical expertise. They need to […]

I am not big on following rules, but I guess I have observed and written many of my own over the years. �It all came home to me last week when I got a cold call from “a broker”. �I stopped him mid-flow, not wanting to waste any more of his time or mine: “Rule […]

What is management without vision and inspiration? The sad news about Steve Jobs� untimely death has spurred more blogs than anyone has the time to read, so just a short blog and a simple observation. Making the complex seem easy and the sophisticated, a doddle to use: this is more than talent, or skill: it�s […]

Tomorrow’s Apprentice will whittle the final five into the four finalists, who will go forward to the interviews. Which means we are nearly at the end, and nearly at the end of the business lessons to learn – although doubtless there will be a couple tomorrow as the candidates set up their fast food trading […]

I started work on Brilliant Project Leader as soon as I returned from holiday, on 28 March, but today, 11 April 2011, marks the start of writing the book. When I write, I have a routine of meticulously planning the whole book, chapter by chapter, section by section. �Only when that is done do I […]