December, 2013

December 2013: Leadership Choices

In this issue… Welcome! Pivotal Moments in Leadership: Nelson Mandela Leading Under Pressure The Battle for Talent has Started Break-through the Barriers! Receiving the Francis Christie Newsletter Welcome! This time, we’re talking about leadership choices. Nelson Mandela’s choice that changed his country for a generation, choices as a leader in the Clipper Round the World Yacht...

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Break-Through The Barriers

Does your company have the potential to double in size in three years? The Government have launched a Growth Accelerator programme. This is the ‘brain-child’ of Business Secretary, Vince Cable. It is an innovative £200 million investment programme to help up to 26,000 of England’s brightest businesses achieve their ambition and potential, as well as creating as many as 55,000...

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Leading Under Pressure

Feeling tired and under pressure? One of the key leadership lessons is ‘Get Enough Sleep’. Why? Because managing your own emotions, when you are tired, takes a lot of extra effort when you are leading a high-performance team. Being excessively tired also increases the risks of you making a poor judgement, an emotional out-burst,  being irritable and failing to manage friction in your...

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CMI Research: The Battle For Talent Has Started

The post-recession battle for talent has begun. The latest research by the CMI shows that UK managers are optimistic about economic prospects in 2014. However, the top priority for the Board is still cost-control. “As the economy does pick up, many employers are already finding it difficult to get the right teams in place. Just 55 per cent report having the right people in post to achieve...

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Pivotal Moments in Leadership: Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s decision, on how he would respond to his imprisonment for 27 years, is one of the most historic ‘pivotal moments in leadership’. As Nelson Mandela said himself “As I walked out the door towards the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew that if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” Nelson Mandela had every reason to feel victimised and...

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