The challenges a leader faces

The challenges a leader faces

  To be a leader can be both rewarding and frustrating. I remember becoming a leader of a team 22 years ago, my very first leadership role, with no leadership experience and very little understanding of what was expected of me. There are very few “born” leaders, if any! We can all do with some guidance, support, new knowledge and ongoing development to become great leaders. We can’t be expected to just know what to do, it’s not that simple. There are a number of challenges that leaders may run into. How about Unmotivated, unengaged team members Conflicts within the team People working too independently, in “silos” People not sharing things with each other, creating overlap and re-work Not knowing what to communicate and when...

If leaving it to dumb luck, then good luck!

If leaving it to dumb luck, then good luck!

Elisabet and I enjoy our time together writing. It allows us to be really creative with our writing and get into the plot and get into the characters. We had so much fun with this book, it didn’t feel like work or hard work, we were just in a great flow with it. Our only frustration was that we could only get together to write for 1 or 2 days at a time with our busy travelling schedules. But when we did, it felt very freeing to turn up for our 2 day writing sessions and get stuck into the next phase of the book. On one occasion, after lunch we were gabbling away with laptops open, on the verge of writing a new chapter  when we had a flash of inspiration!    We put together an article which now appears in the book. As we got into the story, Stephen, the...