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Blog - Leadership - It's not rocket science!

Leadership - It's not rocket science!

Posted by Tracy Powley 26/09/14

LeadershipIt’s the simple things which leaders do (or don’t do!) which make a difference.

This was the clear message from David MacLeod (Engage for success) and Chris Roebuck (visiting professor transformational leadership at Cass business school) who both spoke at last week’s IiP forum

How we agree!

So we thought we would share with you - courtesy of Chris’ talk - some of the very simple things you can do – starting now – which will improve your leadership and bring you better results from your people.

Actions you could do tomorrow that would improve performance:  
– Tell people what they do contributes to bigger picture + 28%
– Fair & accurate feedback day-to-day + 39%
– A good development plan supported by the line manager + 37%
– Showing employees you genuinely care + 25%

Overall …. a good line manager who inspires and
develops people can increase an individual’s performance AND potential by at least 30%   (Corporate Leadership Council N = 50,000)

(reproduced from Chris Roebuck Lead to Succeed:  simple steps to IIP success)

And as Chris points out – none of these costs money.... isn’t it a “no brainer”?!

To see how we can help develop your managers and leaders to create better motivation, engagement and performance take a look at our leadership development pages and our range of case studies or call us on 01903 732 782 or email us

Tracy Powley
Tracy Powley

The way we behave towards each other in the workplace has a direct impact on individual wellbeing, team performance and organisational results. This belief has underpinned our work at Focal Point for over 20 years and has never been more relevant. We are privileged to work with a huge variety of organisations wanting to get workplace behaviour and culture right - and to tackle the inappropriate behaviour that may get in the way of this. Supported by our fantastic team of facilitators and coaches, we are able to make a real difference to peoples’ lives as well as organisational performance. Having worked in both large businesses at management level and in 2 start ups at director level, I am able to combine hands on experience of growing and managing teams - and the associated challenges in creating the right culture - with over 20 years in learning and development. I hold the Certificate in Training Practice and am a member of CIPD. When I am not supporting clients or developing the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...

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