Author Archive | Jill Maidment

20 Key Leadership Attributes for a VUCA World

20 Key Leadership Attributes for a VUCA World Here are some of my thoughts on ‘Being a Leader’ published in Ellie Parson’s article ‘The Trump Effect’ for Asian Wealth’s Magazine back in the Spring.  This was before an escalation in ‘Bended Knee-Gate’ where many American sports stars refuse to stand for the National Anthem in […]

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How to stay Positive in the Office

How to stay Positive in the Office It’s all very well trying to be positive outside the office, but how do you keep motivated and focused on your own work tasks and objectives when it seems that many of your team members are trying to drag you down, or are more engaged in game playing […]

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Happy New Term!

Happy New Term! It’s that time again when the children go back to school, it starts getting cooler and the next Bank Holiday seems a long way away.  Last week I had various conversations with people who want to break their habits and are looking to ‘start the new term’ with a fresh mindset.  The […]

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Spectacular Venue for the Natural Talent Offsite

Spectacular Venue for the Natural Talent Offsite The 15th century Raglan Castle was the spectacular venue for the Natural Talent offsite, providing plenty of inspiration.  It is one of the biggest castles in Wales, known for its massive sandstone walls and towers, as well as stunning views.  Its history and architecture are fascinating and was […]

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10 Ways to Improve Organizational Performance

10 Ways to Improve Organizational Performance No matter what size an organization, its founders and leaders always strive to create optimum performance, however the achievement of this goal often remains elusive due to a large number of factors, which may include a combination of the following: Lack of Vision and Strategy No ingrained Behavioural Values […]

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How to become an Effective Manager

How to become an Effective Manager A recent article in the New York Times outlined research by Google on over 10,000 management interventions such as awards and performance reviews.  The results highlighted the key attributes that Google reinforces in its managers, and in particular the skills required to transition from being a team member to […]

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10 Ways to Increase Your Executive Presence

 10 Ways to Increase Your Executive Presence   In the past most job adverts for Leadership roles would ask for ‘gravitas’ as a requirement.  A few years ago, when most senior positions were occupied by males over six foot, their very height served them well in demonstrating this sought-after ‘gravitas’.  Fast forward to after the […]

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10 Steps to Better Decision Making

10 Steps to Better Decision Making In the fast-paced workplace leaders and managers need to be seen to be decisive in order to implement the company strategy, resolve key issues and gain respect; many management gurus recommend taking swift action to make a decision even if it turns out to be the wrong one, but […]

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