Category Archives: Management

Why should I be nominated? #embarrassing!

My two days in North Wales were fab! Stunning scenery, beautiful Conwy and Gwynedd and lovely people all taking part with great enthusiasm in #leadershipconversations at 3 different venues. At Crest Co-operative, we had quite a chat too about “it’s … Continue reading

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Conversation is the organisation

Let me start with a great quote: “Conversations are the way workers discover what they know, share it with their colleagues and in the process create new knowledge for the organisation. In the new economy, conversations are the most important … Continue reading

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As a leader, which animal best represents you?

Our first Leadership Cafe today at Swansea Business School and we deliberately looked to the animal world to find a way of describing us as leaders and also asked why that particular animal. In the room today some of the … Continue reading

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Managers or Leaders?

Much debate abounds in different networks about whether individuals are leaders or are managers? Some say you are a defined as a “worker”, a “manager” or a “leader”. What’s your view and why? I believe that good management and managers … Continue reading

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Let bygones be bygones

Like you I’ve been listening with great attention to the news coverage and tributes arising from the death of the father of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. He was such an inspiration to so many of us world-wide and not just … Continue reading

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“It’s not about me” – an essential value of real leaders

Fascinating conversations in Bangor today – they led to total clarity of thought that for a leader to be a good leader, a strong and effective leader, then a core value of that individual really must be one of “It’s … Continue reading

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Charities are becoming more business-like?

Yesterday the WCVA hosted another in our series of Leadership Cafes and this time its participants were from the voluntary sector. A key theme of what emerged as being different for leaders now in this sector as opposed to 5 … Continue reading

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