SMARTIE combats CAKES

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I was listening to Jeremy Vine’s show on Radio 2 a few of days ago, on the way to the station. They were talking about how terrible offices had become – ‘so many people bring in cakes nowadays, offices are turning into glorified patisseries, contributing to the country’s obesity problem and causing us all to … Continued

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Liberating Leadership in action

Birds on a wire - Liberating Leadership in action

I had some feedback a while ago that captured the essence of Liberating Leadership. It was from a highly respected military leader in the RAF, describing Liberating Leadership in action! The statement that resonated most, and which is the fundamental basis of our training is  ‘Character is everything.  Authentic, genuine, deep character.  And, without it, … Continued

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Leadership mindset – The Crux

Big autumn oak with red leaves on a blue sky background. The Crux = developing the right leadership mindset

Developing the right leadership mindset | blog 3 of 10   The second part of my 8 Point Plan is The Crux. And no, we’re not talking Harry Potter here. The ‘crux’ of anything is the nub, the root, the central piece on which everything is built, and without which everything will collapse. Hopefully this … Continued

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The Mirror – through the eyes of a horse!

Through the eyes of a horse

Through the eyes of a horse … or just horsing around. This is a follow-up post to Leadership – The Mirror. We are at Point 1 of the powerful 8-point plan for creating business leaders. Are you ready to go further and understand other ways of ‘holding up the mirror’? Are you prepared to see … Continued

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Reward and recognition – the importance of consistency in leadership

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) reward and recognition.web

Reward and recognition. What gets noticed gets done! A crucial aspect of leadership is consistency especially in reward and recognition. An example of this is well-explained in the following extract from ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’. Captain Bligh was in fact a brilliant leader but only in certain contexts and situations. His major flaw was his … Continued

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The Cool Blue Manager – Insights Discovery Colour Energies

Portrait of an enthusiastic businessman with a team in the backg

With personality there is no right or wrong, but with leadership there definitely is a right way! Understand this way, and how your personality colours your leadership style, then you begin to make a significant difference. It is one more reason why we start all our Ali Stewart & Co training with the Insights Discovery … Continued

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The Earth Green Manager

Two Relaxed Confident Young Business Partners

  The Strengths and Challenges for the Earth Green Manager. To continue our series of blogs about personality, and how your personality colours your leadership style, we present to you the Earth Green manager. This comes from the Insights Discovery model which is where we start all our Ali Stewart & Co training. Today’s post … Continued

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The Sunshine Yellow Manager

Businesswoman Cheering And Raising Her Hand

What’s it like to be a Sunshine Yellow Manager? Following on from our post on the Fiery Red manager I am delighted to present a post from Nicky Cowling on the Sunshine Yellow manager. Nicky has lots of sunshine yellow energy and has teamed up with another Insights practitioner, Judith Yates, to form a company … Continued

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The Fiery Red Manager

Confident business woman standing in the office, CEO of great co

What are the pros and cons of having a Fiery Red preference? To kick off an Ali Stewart & Co training programme we always start with Insights Discovery to help people understand themselves, understand others and learn about how their personality preferences affect their behaviour. So we thought we would take a look at the … Continued

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The 8 Barriers to Delegation

Road closed sign

Understanding the barriers to delegation in managers It’s surprising that many managers and leaders often find the delegation step in Liberating Leadership difficult and uncomfortable. They are often reluctant to make the mindset change required to enable their team to perform brilliantly and beyond expectations. In order to understand this you only need to hear … Continued

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Are you in the right gear to lead?

Conceptual image of businessteam working cohesively. Interaction

What is the right gear to lead? One of our licensed practitioners, David Ross, came up with the ‘Ross Special’ 4-Speed Gear Box analogy for Liberating Leadership. The beauty of it is that people can relate to it easily and it is meaningful across cultures. The analogy was based upon the 4 step process and … Continued

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