Category Archives: Awards

Once again the search is on for inspirational Leaders in Wales

For the 12th year running the nominations have opened in the Leading Wales Awards, Wales’ only designated leadership awards. (http://leadingwalesawards.co.uk/nominate/) Long-established, prestigious, pan Wales and with an excellent reputation, each year the Awards attract nominations on behalf of individuals (in … Continue reading

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Confident Welsh leaders truly transforming Wales

Once again, the annual Leading Wales Awards Lunch last week was a real celebration of leadership across all walks of life in Wales. Award winning leaders this year included a head teacher, a probation officer, founder of an award-winning social … Continue reading

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The microwave model of everyday leadership

I came across this TED talk by Drew Dudley (http://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership#t-45109) which is well worth listening to. He argues that leadership is actually about those moments when someone has said or done something that has literally had a profound effect upon … Continue reading

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Using the L word in terms of leadership

Valentine’s Day is here and love is in the air! It really does make me wonder if the L word is one that is avoided in the workplace. But surely really good and inspirational leaders do exactly that i.e. “they … Continue reading

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Why should I be nominated for a Leading Wales Award? #embarrassing!

Over the years a few times I have been told that “it’s embarrassing to be nominated or to be a finalist or winner, because really it’s all about everybody and not just me”. I think it is essential that we … Continue reading

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“A leader is nothing without a great team” James Robinson, Hello Starling

The Leading Wales Awards are delighted that Hello Starling are once again sponsoring the “Leadership in the Private Sector” category of the 2015 Awards. Hello Starling is a business that really does put leadership at the heart of their business … Continue reading

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Celebrating great leadership stories in Wales helps make a big statement about a small country

http://www.leadingwalesawards.co.uk It seems incredible to realise that the 11th Leading Wales Awards go live for nominations once again in January 2015. We remain the only Awards absolutely focused on individual leadership and its impact, driven by that sharp focus because … Continue reading

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Challenges facing Leaders in Wales

Exceptional leadership in all sectors and at all levels of responsibility is essential if we are to build “The Wales We Want” for our children and grandchildren. Many of you will be aware that I am on a mission to … Continue reading

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Who said leading is simple?

Leadership attributes – so in reality leading is complex and individual? Next week sees the 10th Leading Wales Awards (#exciting)! Have a look at this year’s finalists and their personal Leadership Stories which can be seen at http://www.leadingwalesawards.co.uk. After a … Continue reading

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Managing and developing the herd’s collective intelligence – an essential leadership activity

As the Leadership Cafe series came to an end, you are aware that looking to animals to provide metaphors for leadership behaviours continued through the emerging themes. A few weeks ago in Cwmbran with @TheSatoriLab we had quite a discussion … Continue reading

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