Welcome to the REAL. Leadership newsletter. 

On the 8th March it is International Women’s Day – promoting a gender equal world. Here at REAL. Leadership we believe that diversity and inclusion should be a focus every day of the year but it does give us a great excuse to celebrate some of the women that we admire in the world of leadership.

What’s included in Talking REAL. this month?

  • This month we hear from Nina Croad, co-director at NEO Creative Agency – on how to lead people who don’t directly report to you.
  • If you are looking for a new leadership book this month then head straight to the REAL. Leadership library section.
  • In our Leadership Challenge and Solution section we share some top tips on one of the most commonly asked questions from our clients – how to recruit people as passionate as you.
  • Finally in our Real. life section we discuss “Can founders lead” and the challenges they may face along the way.

If you would like to find out more, share your thoughts or be included in our next newsletter please contact clare@realleadership.consulting.

This month we are excited to hear from Nina Croad, co-director at business creative agency NEO, who work with a diverse range of creative talent – from freelance designers to specialists in web design, SEO, social media, UX/UI, video, animation, and music production. Nina shares with us the specific leadership skills that are needed when you lead people who don’t directly report to you.

Read more here.

On Tuesday 8th March it is International Women’s Day. To celebrate, this month’s books are written by inspiring women who are working to change the leadership landscape for good. Please share with us any books that you would add to the list by emailing clare@realleadership.consulting.

Virtual Leadership by Penny Pullan

The future of work is virtual, with dispersed teams, remote working and virtual meetings becoming the norm across sectors and industries around the world. However leading virtual teams requires a new set of skills and a facilitative leadership approach, this is the book that is here to help.

Grit by Angela Duckworth

In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

REAL. Leadership Challenge and Solution.

One of the most common questions from our clients…and right now the biggest challenge for companies of all sizes, but particularly smaller ones who can’t afford to hire the wrong person is how you recruit people as passionate as you!

We share our top tips on how to turn the “great resignation” into a “great attraction” and to help you stop worrying about who might leave and concentrate on making your company the one where people want to work.

REAL. Life

You’re the founder. It’s your baby. You believe you’ve got the vision, and the passion to attract the right business partners, talent and investors.Founders can spring from anywhere. Perhaps you are the technical whizz, who found a faster, cheaper solution. The innovator, who has identified a new white space of market opportunity. An expert in your field, commercialising your skills. Or maybe you’re the disruptor, looking to challenge the bigger players? Regardless of experience and background all founders have one thing in common…you can’t succeed alone.

Find out more from this REAL. Leadership blog post on “can founders lead”.

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