Santa’s Leadership Lesson #20 – Priority Setting

Five days left to Christmas, and some clever use of systems and processes ensures Santa is aware that certain areas of the operation need attention, but which area should he sort out first? Everyone has more to do than they

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Santa’s Leadership Lesson #19 – Leading with Systems and Processes

As the big day approaches and activity in Lapland builds, it becomes even more critical for Santa to use processes and systems to ensure everything is delivered on time and in full. With the sheer volume of activity going on

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Santa’s Leadership Lesson #18 – Talent Spotting

Get the right people in the right place with the right skills and your organisation will fly just like Santa’s. Sounds pretty obvious really, as long as you have people with the right skills and attitude in roles that suit

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Santa’s Leadership Lesson #17 – Demonstrating Flexibility

Watching Santa at work, it would be easy to think that Leadership is all about having a plan and ensuring those around you deliver the plan, so what about when things don’t go to plan? For a leader like Santa,

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Santa’s Leadership Lesson #16 – Perspective

An ability to offer a broad view, think globally and consider future situations – Santa draws on his wealth of experience, wisdom and interaction with numerous countries and cultures to show us how to use perspective in our businesses. A

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Santa’s Leadership Lesson #15 – Achieving Results Through Others

At first sight, that sounds like a hard-nosed leadership quality for someone seen as so benevolent as Santa. All organisations that employ people or contractors ultimately need to achieve results through the people in the organisation and Santa is no

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Santa’s Leadership Lesson #14 – Understanding Business

Can you ever lead if you don’t understand? I am not saying you need to be an expert in every area of your organisation, but when leading a business or function you most certainly need a general understanding of business

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Santa’s Leadership Lesson #13 – Organisation

With millions of children to make and deliver gifts to each year, this is an obvious leadership quality Santa Claus needs to demonstrate. In the words of A.A. Milne “Organising is what you do before you do something, so that

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Santa’s Leadership Lesson #12 – Building Effective Teams

If Santa’s reindeer have characteristics that match their names, he will have certainly put in a lot of effort to get such a diverse group working well as a team Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and of

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Santa’s Leadership Lesson #11 – Approachability

If you are going to dress in a garish red suit and have a larger than life personality – being approachable is an essential skill you will need as a leader. As a leader ‘being approachable’ is defined by demonstrating

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