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people-woman-coffee-meeting - Mary-Rose McLean

Leadership is a process. No-one is born a great business leader. Rather, the finest leaders understand that they will always be learning new things. They also take control of their own improvement. This is why there are frequently many managers, but few great leaders, in most businesses. Business leadership in the 21st century business landscape […]

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Leader or manager? Which sounds more powerful, more interesting, more exciting? Most people would say being a leader is much more fulfilling than merely managing. However, this black and white thinking negatively effects people’s potential. To run a business, team or enterprise effectively, there needs to be solid management and inspirational leadership. Typically, leaders focus […]

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Leaders can make or break an organisation. They influence every aspect of the business, and everything depends on their skills. Of course, the influence they have can be positive or negative. Good leaders aren’t born that way. Instead, they are made through years of practice, experience, thinking outside the box and innovating. The foundation of […]

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How to create the business of the future

Old school corporate leaders traditionally led from the front, with a single vision dominating every decision. But times have changed, and this old fashioned leadership style is dying out. In the second decade of the 21st century, the corporate world is a constantly moveable feast, and leadership must adapt to keep up. We are working […]

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Woman writing - Mary-Rose McLean

“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” George S Patton said that. And while he was a military general with different criteria to business leaders, the thrust of his message is the same. He knew that if his leadership was weak then […]

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Business leader - Mary-Rose McLean

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the United States. President Adams said this in the early 19th century, but it holds true today. In fact, the resonance of this statement blasts through any modern business […]

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people-woman-coffee-meeting - Mary-Rose McLean

Your mind is just a muscle – you can train it to find creative solutions for any problem. Here’s how to turn business problems into opportunities. Everyone has something that fuels their passion, kickstarts their day and feeds their ambition. Reach inside and you know what I mean. Something in you wants to succeed and […]

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Falling dominos - Mary-Rose McLean

Keeping your head in a crisis is a fundamental part of being an effective business leader. And when a crisis hits a business, good leadership can mean the difference between surviving and crashing out. It can seem like almost everything has changed over the last decade in the way we do business. The digital revolution […]

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Technology at once frees us and isolates us. With work a more nebulous concept rather than a destination, how should effective leadership work in the age of isolation? The unstoppable development of technology has completely changed the way we live and work. Our workplaces are always connected, and always on. Video conferences link remote workers, […]

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