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Fasterleading Blog is resource where we provide some of the latest insights from our FASTLEAD coaches and consultants  as a result of the program with the Fastleaders and through the feedback we get from their managers.

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How to write personal growth plans: A do-it-yourself guide

Kirsty Allen 
Critical message: if your personal growth plan (PGP) isn’t close to hand, regularly referred to, and clearly understood by yourself and your manager, your personal growth as an employee and leader is being impaired. Personal growth plan more

The Four C's of Difficult Situations

Alistair Gordon 
It doesn’t matter whether it is a difficult situation, a difficult person, a difficult conversation, or even a difficult manager, your ability as an emerging leader to handle the difficult will define your leadership brand. Here’s how to  more

The 4 Types of Unconscious Bias

Alistair Gordon 
It is important to recognise and value the diversity and differences that exist within an organisation and to leverage these. Greater inclusion in the workplace has been shown to drive higher engagement levels and performance as well as supporting th more

The Leadership Pipeline

Jennifer Scott 
The leadership pipeline explains why we struggle when we change role, particularly in the early months of a promotion. Its lessons help you better understand and manage leadership transitions. Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter and James Noel  more

Using GROW to make sensible decisions

Alistair Gordon 
The GROW Model is a widely used tool applied to planning conversations, particularly in the coaching context. It provides a clear and logical structure for the parties in a conversation to explore an issue in a logical order. Increasingly, the FASTLE more

The Translating Strategy Interview

Alistair Gordon 
Many organisations have a strategy – owned and known well by the senior leadership. But when it comes to emerging leaders running front line teams, strategy can seem very distant and irrelevant to day to day work. It shouldn’t be. Alignin more

Why sharing mistakes works

Alistair Gordon 
So many corporations allow environments to develop where mistakes are seen as a sign of incompetence and an error of judgement can stop a career in its tracks. As a result, mistakes are hidden or blamed on others. Perhaps counter-intuitively, many ve more

Mastering managing up

Dominic Johnson 
Critical message: Understanding how your manager gets measured is a critical success factor in managing up well. As a company, we have more than 200 individual leaders – at all levels – enrolled in our coaching programs. Eve more

Leadership: Is Masculine or Feminine Energy the Key?

Kirsty Allen 
During a recent “Women in Leadership” breakfast, we deliberated on whether the best leaders typically display masculine or feminine energy. Interestingly, despite being in a room of over a dozen women, many agreed that they themselves typ more

Breakfast with FASTLEAD coaches: Quite an experience

Kirsty Allen 
“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” James Cash Penney A couple of weeks ago several FASTLEAD coaches got together for a “FASTLEAD breakfast”. The objective was to share i more

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