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Are you a leader or a manager?

Posted by Phil Owens
Phil Owens
Philip is one of Australia’s leading performance and leadership specialists. He
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on Thursday, 21 February 2013
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I am finding that when I raise this question with clients and in presentations to groups, everyone 'wants' to be leader rather than a manager (what' does it sound 'sexier?').  People have difficulty understanding the difference, and why it is so important to an organisation to have both leaders and managers.

'Leadership' can be a fuzzy concept.  What really is leadership, and how does it relate to management, or even to performance?  What, then, is management?

An easy way to think about management and leadership is to consider how they impact upon company process.  An organisation establishes processes to simplify, standardise and quantify tasks.  Every organisation has processes.  Some have them written up in big, thick, manuals; and others are just 'remembered ways of doing business'.  Process is important because people don't have to relearn, or reinvent, the task steps to complete repeated jobs.

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The key to leadership flexibility

Posted by Phil Owens
Phil Owens
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on Monday, 21 January 2013
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When coaching clients, they often describe a desire to have 'better leadership flexibility' - or to see it in their staff.  Understanding leadership flexibility and how to create it is critical in business - and it is not as hard as most people think!

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Success secrets

Posted by Phil Owens
Phil Owens
Philip is one of Australia’s leading performance and leadership specialists. He
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on Thursday, 21 June 2012
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Success - we all have our own personal definitions of what 'success' means to us, and what it would look like in our lives, our careers and our relationships.  Helping people become successful in their lives is what I do.  It is my passion and my craft.  

As I reflected this week on some of the great people I have had the privilege to work with, I pondered the question "What makes people successful".  Here are a few thoughts for a rainy Melbourne morning, I would love to hear any others that you have:

Successful people have high standards.  The 'not negotiables' for successful people are really clear and revolve around how they treat themselves and others.  Successful people value themselves and others, and set clear rules and very high standards for themselves in terms of caring, sharing, ethics and values.  People with highly flexible morals, ethics or personal standards are looking for the 'short cut' rather than the 'short path' to success.

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