Leadership

CMI Research: Trust Me, I’m a Manager

Would you let your doctor treat you, if you found out that they did not have any training? Research by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) showed that many people join an organisation, because of their reputation, but leave because of their experience of a ‘bad manager’. Yet every year British businesses let thousands of managers loose on their people, without equipping them...

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Leadership Opportunities July 2014

 In this issue… Leadership: Would You Take The Penalty? Jonny Wilkinson – My Hero Recommended: How To Build Your Personal Brand Would You Like Your Own Copy (of the Francis Christie Newsletter)? Leadership: Would You Take The Penalty? World Cup Penalty Shoot-out: Would You Volunteer? Can you carry the weight of a nation’s expectations on your shoulders? Volunteering to take a...

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Leadership: Would You Take The Penalty?

World Cup Penalty Shoot-out: Would You Volunteer? Volunteering to take a penalty is often the defining moment of a player’s career.Can you carry the weight of a nation’s expectations on your shoulders? If you succeed, you are a national hero. Fail and you may be remembered for ‘all the wrong reasons’. Or will you? When Ron Vlaar walked up to take the first penalty for the...

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Jonny Wilkinson – My Hero

Jonny Wilkinson was my hero. He crowned a magnificent career when he led Toulon to the ‘Top 14’ title by beating Castres in his final match as a professional player. The previous weekend, he led Toulon in crushing the Saracens by 23-6 in the final of the Heineken Cup. He kicked and played a fantastic game and contributed by scoring 13 points. He won our hearts with the...

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Leadership Development – May 2014

 In this issue…  Know Yourself and Know When To Go David Moyes Departure – a Failure of Leadership GrowthAccelerator: Where Ambitious Businesses Go To Grow Receiving the Francis Christie Newsletter Know Yourself and Know When To Go I met a Chief Executive recently who had just resigned from his post. He had implemented major change initiatives and significant programmes were still in...

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David Moyes Departure – a Failure of Leadership

David Moyes was sacked from his job as Manager of Manchester United Football team on the 22nd April. See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27107795 Did he ‘deserve it’? Or was there a much larger failure of leadership at Manchester United? Let’s go back to the beginning. Who was responsible for managing the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson and choosing his successor? Who decided what the...

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