Leadership and Management Category

5 strategies that will make you a more authentic leader

Champo Says:  excellent article. I would like to think that during my time as a leader I have tried to employ some of the principles to ensure that people have a clear understanding of what we are trying to achieve and where we are trying to end up.  I started a new CEO job this […]

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The Collateral Damage of Selfish Leadership

By Dan Pontefract, Contributor I cover collaboration, leadership, engagement & purpose at work http://www.forbes.com/sites/danpontefract/2015/01/05/the-collateral-damage-of-selfish-leadership/ I’m from Canada and although I’ve never played hockey, there is a colloquial expression in my country known as a “puck hog”. No, it’s doesn’t have anything to do with pig farming and it’s also not some new form of Canadian doughnut, but it illustrates […]

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New Role, New Challenges

Paul Champion.     After nearly two years working with the exceptional team at Chesterfield College it’s time to move on.  I have learnt so much during my time as Assistant Principal at Chesterfield and I would like to wish everyone at the college and the wonderful team within Learning Unlimited the best of luck and […]

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The human cost of funding cuts: diversity declines among college leaders

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/apr/23/funding-cuts-diversity-college-leaders?CMP=share_btn_tw Anthony Bravo believes he would never have been appointed principal of Basingstoke College without the support of a government bursary to train and recruit black staff into senior management posts. “There were no opportunities to progress for non-white leaders and managers,” he says.  “My principal wouldn’t pay for my leadership training because there was someone else […]

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Sir Dave Brailsford’s Top 5 Tips for an Outperforming team

http://www.investorsinpeople.co.uk/outperformance-tips?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=2015-new-framework&utm_content=outperformance-tips Sir Dave Brailsford’s Top 5 Tips for an Outperforming team Sir Dave Brailsford MBA, CBE is the coach who led the British cycling team to victory in two Olympics and produced two British winners of the Tour De France within four years. His commitment to measurable increases in performance and continuous improvement makes him […]

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7 Bold Steps To Timeless Leadership

http://m.fastcompany.com/3039406/7-bold-steps-to-timeless-leadership 7 Bold Steps To Timeless Leadership Leaders like Sir Richard Branson, Oprah, Steve Jobs, Bob Dylan, or Walt Disney are or were steadfastly committed to their own vision, values, and sense of the world. That kind of sensibility goes beyond spin and public relations points and rises to genuine truth: These leaders are not […]

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Six Leadership Styles by Daniel Goleman BY ABEY FRANCIS MARCH 23, 2014 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

http://www.mbaknol.com/strategic-management/six-leadership-styles-by-daniel-goleman/?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite Daniel Goleman, in his article “Leadership That Gets Results”, has identified six different leadership styles, and he believes that good leaders will adopt one of these six styles to meet the needs of different situations. “What are the six styles of leadership? None will shock workplace veterans. Indeed, each style, by name and brief […]

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Appraisals undervalued? Then calculate their return on investment

By Ian Lee-Emery on 25 Apr 2014 in HR strategy, Opinion, Performance management, Productivity After last week’s claims by former BBC HR director Lucy Adams that appraisals do not work, Ian Lee-Emery suggests that a simple calculation of the return on investment (ROI) from performance management can help you prove that they do and build […]

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Workplace Learning: Adding, Embedding & Extracting

High performing individuals, teams and organisations focus on exploiting development opportunities in the workplace because that’s where most of the learning happens. http://charles-jennings.blogspot.fr/2013/10/workplace-learning-adding-embedding.html?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite&m=1

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We must take a bold step to change the use of lesson observations in FE

From allowing further education teachers to identify key areas for development to removing capability procedures, Matt O’Leary shares his ideas for improving graded observations http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/jun/12/change-use-lesson-observations-further-education

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