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GUEST BLOG: What Makes A Leader
Mark Bennett, Business Development Manager, Regent Leadership
Why do some people achieve massive success, and others do not? What makes truly successful people successful
These are the questions I ask myself on a daily basis, because too often in corporate life we see people with the same education, the same knowledge base and the same skill sets achieving vastly different outcomes. Often one graduate of the same business school delivers front-of-the-pack results, while another languishes in the middle ground that we kindly call ‘comfortable performance’. Frequently, a third graduate of the same school might never even make it out of the starting blocks.
So how do you make sure you’re the one that sets the bar? I genuinely believe the answer lies in a combination of committing to lifelong learning, building leadership skills, and standing out from the crowd. This is where Regent Leadership, an organisation that works with Proctor Gallagher Institute and The Oxford Leadership Academy to develop leaders, shares a lot of common ground with Finito. We are both about helping people transform their credentials into stellar careers, and their ambitions into actions.
Regent focuses on working with senior leaders, who frequently need to perfect their skills in making effective decisions quickly, and solving complex problems with critical thinking and creativity. Truly first-rate leaders have those skills, and that’s how they guide their companies to shape their own destinies, and transform their bottom lines.
But at a much earlier stage in your career, it is just as important to build those skills of effective decision-making, critical thinking and creativity. That’s what schools, colleges and universities don’t teach, and it is what will help you step up from the starting blocks to pole position. Finito is about helping first-time job hunters get Work Ready and develop the full package, and we are about helping senior executives become inspirational leaders. We are close allies in the quest to support Britain’s chief executives of tomorrow.