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Developing Yourself as a Leader

For many professions, continuing professional development (CPD) (usually technical) is seen as a necessity, a vital part of work and individual development. The Law Society of Scotland sets out that Scottish solicitors have to do a minimum of 20 hours’ CPD a year, and Scottish teachers recognise its importance with 35 hours’ CPD expected a year. 

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Posted on Fri, May 24, 2019 in Leadership Personal Development

How Failure Can Make You A Better Leader

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” - Robert F. Kennedy
 
Failure is often what leaders fear the most, yet it is often the catalyst for successful leadership and can be used as a powerful tool for reaching great success. Smart leaders are those who use failure to assess their options and to keep digging until their vision is met. The bottom line is, leaders must fail in order to succeed. When Thomas Edison was asked how it felt to fail 1000 times, he replied ‘I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.’

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Posted on Wed, April 24, 2019 in Leadership Personal Development

8 Effective Stress Management Techniques for Leaders

Rising to the top comes with a great deal of responsibility and is often associated with higher levels of stress. By nature, leaders are hard-working and fiercely committed to driving their organisation towards a prosperous future. 

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Posted on Wed, April 03, 2019 in Leadership Personal Development

4 Steps to Overcoming Leadership Imposter Syndrome

If you have experienced imposter syndrome as a leader, you’re in good company. Sheryl Sandberg, Howard Schultz and Arianna Huffington are among many successful leaders who have admitted to struggling with feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy.

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Posted on Wed, March 20, 2019 in Leadership Personal Development

4 Leadership Goal Setting Tips for Making 2019 a Success

Effective leaders understand that goal-setting is necessary for team cohesion and defining measurable metrics. Goal setting gives direction, and direction improves collaboration. Goals enable you and your team to recognise when you are on track. The goals you choose can help inspire and motivate your team.

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Posted on Tue, January 29, 2019 in Leadership Personal Development

When did you last check your ego?

According to Forbes, ‘ego’ is one of the leading reasons why some leaders fall short. We all have an ego, however if we let ours rule us, as opposed to controlling it, ego can impede our own learning and the cultivation of other’s talent. A high ego can cause big blind spots leaving us functioning in our own bubble oblivious to our faults and over used strengths.

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Posted on Tue, September 18, 2018 in Leadership Personal Development

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