An Insight into Fairstead Development…

The purpose of this area is to provide a taster of the techniques/tools we use in our work, giving a little bit away of what we can do and our capabilities.

What you need to do is ……    Leadership

What you need to do is …… Leadership

'What you need to do is ...' I was amazed.  I was talking to a colleague and was explaining an important issue that was niggling at me.  What I wasn't ready for was being told what to do.  I am sure my colleague had the best of intentions when they said...

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Leadership & Firefighting

Leadership & Firefighting

Years ago Diane used to work for a Director who loved dealing with the urgent issues of the day i.e. fire fighting.  He was energised by action and the adrenalin filled day of solving emergencies.  Getting to know him I observed if things were running well...

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Binoculars and Leadership

Binoculars and Leadership

Christmas came early for me last week when Diane gave me a new pair of binoculars!  I couldn't believe how much better they were in comparison to my old pair;  I could see so much more through the lenses, as their 'field of vision' was much wider. Later that...

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Leadership and Cable Ties

Leadership and Cable Ties

Over the summer I have enjoyed visiting several factories owned by the same parent company.  What struck me about the visits was how the leadership style of each leader impacted on the site; in particular what the leaders 'walked past'.  I started to take an...

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Humility and Leadership

Humility and Leadership

Last month I had a reminder about the importance of humility as a leader. Diane and I were sailing in Scotland and it was a particularly windy week.  We had managed to moor in a lovely marina on the island of Bute and the wind was blowing a hooley, in fact it was gale...

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Leadership Focus

Leadership Focus

Over the last few months I have been learning about a new client's business.  This is part of my job and I have experienced this many times before.  Yet I am still perplexed by how easily I can fall into the 'detail overload' trap. I set out with my usual...

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