The latest leadership articles from Leadership Thoughts. Topics include business change, team building, project planning, coaching and mentoring, and the SWOT analysis.
How to Use a SWOT Analysis
In this article we show you how to use a SWOT analysis―correctly. A SWOT analysis is a strategic planning tool for identifying and understanding the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats affecting a business, project or situation. In … continue reading
The Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring
The aim of this short article is to provide clarity for those in a workplace developmental relationship such as mentoring. That is, to understand the difference between coaching and mentoring. However, this is not straightforward since there is much … continue reading
The Project Plan
In 3 Reasons for Project Failure Martin Webster identified the common causes of project failure: poor project planning, a weak business case, and ineffective top-level management involvement. In this article we introduce a simple and effective way to … continue reading
Team Building and Situational Leadership
One of the manager’s main concerns is of team building; for team members to cooperate and achieve results. However, individual and team performance is affected by many factors. For instance, membership, environment, organisation, and maturity. … continue reading
Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model
In 1996 John Kotter wrote Leading Change which looked at what people did to transform their organisations. Kotter introduced an 8-step change model for helping managers deal with transformational change. This is summarised in Kotter’s 8-step change … continue reading
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