Leadership is not just something used in
extraordinary circumstances by exceptional people. Leadership is something that should happen everyday
in ordinary situations. Any time people interact there is an opportunity for Leadership, whether you're
running errands or running a company.
Someone bought us a joke mug for the office that says:
Being a manager is easy. It's like riding a bike. Except the bike is on fire, you're on fire,
everything is on fire, and you're in hell.
All jokes are based on a grain of truth.
This probably brings to mind some of the frustrations you have right now or had in the past when managing
Don't think that because you have people issues you're doing something wrong. Being successful in
business only serves to magnify the problem, because as you grow, you have to deal with greater numbers
of people, whether they're employees, customers or suppliers. The better the business the more problems
you're going to have with leadership.
We find so many companies struggling with hiring great people, maximising the performance of the people
they already have, and preventing good people from leaving the company. Not to mention dealing with
trouble makers, toxic behaviour, or just typical office politics and drama. Even day-to-day, normal,
uneventful, run-of-the-mill people management can be incredibly complicated and frustrating. The size
and shape of problems that people seem to be able to generate is infinite.
Managing people is not easy and why should it be? People can be messy and unpredictable and most managers
have never had any training in it, or the training they have had wasn't effective.
We speak to business leaders every day who are keen to improve their leadership, they've read all the
right books or do the training courses but struggle to stick to the changes for more than a couple of
weeks. We've worked with thousands of people across hundreds of businesses and we find common threads
that people encounter when trying to manage people.
Well, there's some good news for you because we've found that leaders are not born, they are made, and we
can show you how.