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Unintentional Leadership 5 Clues That You're an Accidental Leader - leadership coach in Chesterfield

Unintentional Leadership: 5 Clues That You’re an Accidental Leader

What are accidental leaders? These are individuals who never set out to lead, yet for various reasons found themselves steering teams, guiding projects or running small businesses and as a result now face the challenges of managing people without prior preparation or training.. . If you’ve ever questioned how you ended up in a leadership…

Mental Health The Hidden Key to Unlocking Exceptional Leadership Potential - leadership coaching Chesterfield

Mental Health: The Hidden Key to Unlocking Exceptional Leadership Potential

I wrote this blog during both mental health awareness week and learning at work week and it got me thinking that in the realm of leadership development, one often overlooked but essential factor in developing as a leader is developing our mental health and wellbeing alongside our leadership skills. Understanding the role good mental health…

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The Power of Preparedness: Why Your Small Business Needs a Succession Plan

What is Succession planning? How often has someone handed their notice in and it has surprised you leaving a huge hole and a big impact? Or maybe you knew they might be leaving at some point in the future but didn’t really believe it would happen ……so had no contingency? Maybe you want to step…

Navigating Leadership Competencies - Leadership coaching Chesterfield

Navigating Leadership Competencies

What are the Leadership Competencies? Reflect on this for a moment: How do you currently measure your leader behaviours? – Do you even? How do you genuinely know if someone is performing well behaviourally? How much are you leaving to your gut feel? Are you putting off having difficult conversations about under behavioural performance because…

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Can an Algorithm beat the Experts… At Hiring?

Data Beats Intuition at Making the Selection Decision Can an algorithm beat the experts at hiring? The Scientific American Article: How Data Beats Intuition says, “When we make selection decisions – whether it is choosing a date, a potential business partner or a job candidate – we try our best to make accurate judgments about the…

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Dan Harrison could have written CHEF

As a diehard Harrison Assessments fan I tend to see the world in terms of suitability and paradox theories played-out daily in the oddest places. This last weekend I watched the movie “Chef” Starring Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, and Bobby Cannavale, and it is wonderful. The message of “Chef” is suitability theory on steroids, framing…

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How Long Will You Stay Lost without Consulting a Map?

There are over 6500 job descriptions listed at the Bureau of Labour Statistics. That’s quite a forest to wander through when trying to answer the age old question of, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” It used to be that we chose a career based upon our experiences of family and…

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Use the Career GPS

Imagine a whole country of job opportunities and career paths. The opportunities are sometimes elusive, and the paths are not always easily seen. When you turn 17 and are old enough to drive, you are given a vehicle and told to go make a career choice. You have limited fuel, limited funds to purchase more…