The JMA Leadership Blog

Our latest thoughts on how leadership makes a difference in business…

Seven Reasons to be Optimistic about Learning in 2021

Seven Reasons to be Optimistic about Learning in 2021

March 23rd 2020 proved to be a pivotal point in the way we all worked and for us, how we delivered all of our leadership learning. Practically overnight Zoom and MS Teams became the new norm for how we coached, led, and learned with and from each other, all over the...

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Walking the Tightrope: Colleague to Manager

Walking the Tightrope: Colleague to Manager

You’ve done it!! You got that promotion and have taken your first line management role.  And better still – you’re managing your own team; the one you were part of yesterday, so you’ll all friends and get along really well.  It’ll be a blast, right?   Then your...

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How do you lead on zoom?

How do you lead on zoom?

“We’ve been forced into the largest work-from-home experiment, and it hasn’t been easy” JMA Leadership client Do online meetings (via zoom, MS Teams or any other platform) favour transactional interactions between people and limit opportunities to lead? Does working...

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Getting in Your Own Way? Here’s how to get out of it

Getting in Your Own Way? Here’s how to get out of it

“There’s only one thing standing in your way … so step aside”  As the lockdown eases in the UK we’re having conversations with leaders about: how they’ve found it relatively straightforward to work with others, to get things done, to overcome whatever has been holding...

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Why don’t the best leaders get the top jobs?

Why don’t the best leaders get the top jobs?

Why is it that those great leaders, the ones who role model the best behaviours, seldom get picked for senior roles in some businesses? This question came about recently during a conversation with a client about what good leadership looks like; they were thinking...

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Leadership Lessons from a Jedi Master

Leadership Lessons from a Jedi Master

It’s rare to find someone who hasn’t ever watched a Star Wars film*. I was facilitating a coaching skills workshops recently when the oft-quoted phrase from the Jedi Master known as ‘Yoda’ came up: ‘Do. Or do not. There is no try.’ One of the participants had said...

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Why knowing your leadership values is key to being credible

Why knowing your leadership values is key to being credible

Does your company have a set of official values? Do you know what they are? Does it matter to you whether you know what they are? Does it matter to you whether you, and the people around you, are demonstrating those values? Does it matter to you whether those values...

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