Lonely At The Top?

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“The higher we rise, the more isolated we become: All elevations are cold.” Stanislas de Boufflers, Le Libre Arbitre, 1808 No-one ever became a leader because it makes them popular. In fact, business leaders (not just at the top –…

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It Takes Two to Tango

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We spend a lot of time discussing leadership – what makes a great leader, how to develop leaders, and so on – but what about followship?  A leader is afterall nothing, without their followers and in our view the responsibility…

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Leadership Loneliness

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People often say that it’s lonely at the top, but there is academic evidence to prove it. A report for the Harvard Business Review in 2012 found that half of CEOs admitted to feeling loneliness in their job, and that…

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Trust is a Two-Way Street

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Trust underpins modern leadership; in the past leaders could rely on fear and authority to make things happen, but today leadership is about collaboration, inspiration and persuasion. People are far more likely to do something for someone they trust, and…

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The Best Possible You

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In an idle moment the other day I typed ‘leadership’ into the books search box on Amazon. I got almost 90,000 results. Let’s think about that for a moment; there are 90,000 books on leadership available to buy. It’s even…

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