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Is there really a difference between Leadership & Management?

There is a real difference between managing and leading. John Kotter, leadership professor at Harvard University, is quoted in The Guardian as arguing that; “Management is a set of processes that keep an organisation functioning. They make it work today – they make it hit this quarter’s numbers. The processes are about planning, budgeting, staffing, … Continued

Delegation – Allow Others To Succeed

I see it time and time again: the often-accidental belief that leadership means control. We’ve all known people who just can’t let go of things and often end up overshadowing others, whether colleagues or subordinates, to the point where they’re essentially directly supervising or sometimes even undertaking the work others are meant to be doing. … Continued

Assessing Leadership

Most of us like to think of ourselves as leaders, and in business we all exhibit leadership qualities whether we are leading a team, looking to impress the boss, or just to get things done. No matter where you are on the leadership ladder or how evolved you think your leadership skills are, I believe that … Continued

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