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In this Thoughts on Leadership, Paul Bridle talks about integrity and what it stands for - and what you stand for!

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McKinsey report that executives can thrive at work and in life by adopting a leadership model that revolves around finding their strengths and connecting with others.

They have conducted interviews with more than 140 leaders; analysed of a wide range of academic research in fields as diverse as organisational development, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, positive psychology, and leadership; held workshops with hundreds of clients to test their ideas and undertaken global surveys.

Through this research, they have distilled a set of five capabilities that, in combination, generate high levels of professional performance and life satisfaction.

The five capabilities are:

  • Meaning
  • Managing Energy
  • Positive Framing
  • Connecting
  • Engaging

To find out more about how centred leaders can achieve extraordinary results Click Here

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This article by Paul Russell, co-founder and director of Luxury Academy London explores what we can learn from the key lessons learned by seven well-known 21st-century leaders.

The leaders identified are an eclectic mix - one of whom you might not have considered as fulfilling a traditional leadership role before now.

1. Warren Buffet on mistakes

Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, Buffet is (according to the Forbes 2017 List of Billionaires) the world’s second richest man after buying his first shares at just eleven years of age and going on to become the majority shareholder and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. A key trait of Buffet’s leadership is how candid he is about mistakes.

In an interview with Performance Magazine Buffet said: “If every shot was a hole-in-one, it wouldn't make the game very interesting. You have to hit balls in the woods a few times to learn how to invest and how to lead others to performance standards.”

2. Barack Obama on compromise

The 44th president of the United States was born in Hawaii and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for his efforts at strengthening international diplomacy.

In his farewell address in 2017, Obama said: “Understand that democracy does not require uniformity. Our founders argued, they quarrelled and eventually they compromised.”

3. Bill Marriott on people skills

Marriott led the hospitality brand started by his father in 1927 between 1964 and 2012 and remains its Executive Chairman. What jumps out from the interview Marriott gave with Harvard Business Review in 2013 is his belief in the power of people skills for a business and recognising them in others. (more…)

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In this Thoughts on Leadership, Paul Bridle talks about integrity and honesty and what it mean to us. What makes integrity and honesty so important in the work place?

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In this video, Paul Bridle explores the barometer of leadership between directional and democratic style.

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