My first management position lasted exactly one year – a year I affectionately refer to as “My year from hell”. I went into my management position with the greatest intentions. Unfortunately, the team didn’t judge me on my intentions; they judged me on my actions. What I found difficult to […]
The biggest misconception when it comes to leadership is that all it takes to be a successful leader is to be good at what you do. What I mean is, if you are a good salesperson, you get promoted to team leader, if you are the most successful in […]
I started my training company All Trained Up because I have a passion for leadership and understand the impact a good leader has on the productivity of a business and the performance of its people. I also know, first hand, that leadership skills often do not come naturally and […]
I am very passionate about our motto “Great leaders are not born, they are All Trained Up”. I have met numerous business owners who disagree this point with me, a few leaders and even fewer team members. I do however think it is unrealistic to believe the skills of […]
Spending time recently at the airport on my way to run a training workshop, inspired this latest blog. To while away some of the hours I had due to a missed connection, I decided to have a coffee. I was left so deflated by my experience, or lack […]
I have had many bosses over the years, and during this time I have noticed particular qualities that great leaders share. With that in mind, I have come up with the top 5 tips and commonalities in the best managers and team leaders I have known.
1. Little things do […]
Are you new to leadership and finding the shift a challenge?
Have you heard the old saying people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care? A job title incorporating the word “Leader” does not automatically bestow respect on you from your team – it […]
Perhaps leadership is something which is as much “caught” as it is “taught”. Reading leadership stories is one way for the essence of leadership to be caught. Hope you enjoy this short motivational story about IBM’s Tom Watson Jr.
Tom Watson Jr., CEO of IBM between 1956 and 1971, was […]
How many times have you seen an outstanding performer promoted into the role of leader and then observed a meltdown in performance?
People need to abandon the idea that successful sales = successful leadership. It never worked, does not work, and never will work. We all know this. We see […]
I love talking to participants after they have attended our training and have had a chance to implement some of their new found skills. Was great to hear last week a success story that involved a brand new team leader improving the relationship between themselves and the team. A […]