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Roy Keane – a leader?

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Roy Keane. Two words which will immediately stir a variety of feelings with readers.

His recent television interview in which he didn’t hide his distaste for his old boss and arguably the greatest football manager of all time, Sir Alex Ferguson, may have been left you surprised, shocked or even amused.

Describing Ferguson’s greatest strength as his “ruthlessness” and his greatest weakness as “loyalty” seemed a little strange from Keane who played under the Scot for 12 years.

There’s no doubt Keane was a leader on the pitch. But his criticism of team mates, manager, coaching staff left many questions on whether he was the complete leader.

To be a good Leader you must first be able to lead yourself, and you will not be able to do this without self discipline.

A disciplined leader must possess: (more…)

Why Managers Must Manage

Monday, August 12th, 2013

American county rock singer Sheryl Crow once sang “I think a change will do you good.”

For many companies change can come from entering new markets, to allow for rebranding or to keep up with the latest technologies.

But, often, change is an unfortunate by-product of external, unforeseen circumstances resulting in mergers, acquisitions and downsizing in order to survive.

The change process and/or having to make redundancies must be successfully managed. However, the reality is that only 10% of organisations actually give the human resource issues top priority during the change process.

The following advice will make the transition period and change management smoother: (more…)

What makes a successful leader?

Friday, March 30th, 2012

We often use the words “Leadership” and “Management” without really understanding what each is, and if there is a difference between them. There is a big difference in that Leadership is about “doing the right things” (and therefore relates to showing vision and strategic direction) whereas Management refers to “doing things right” (and therefore relates to managing activities efficiently to achieve the vision) (more…)