What Dumbledore can teach us about leadership, inspiration and empowering others

“Words are, in my not so humble opinion, are our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.”

A fictional character he is but much loved is Albus Dumbledore, the resident legendary professor of the Harry Potter series’ wizarding world.

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Don’t f**k up feedback: Praise in public, criticise in private

Have you ever been in a room when someone’s manager criticises them in front of others? The shocked looks, the blank stares and winces across the faces of those people are there for us all to see and you can feel the tension level just spike into overload.

Perhaps, you have been on the end of this scenario and received criticism from your manager in a public setting. It hurts right? It’s also awkward and in many ways it’s downright disrespectful.

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Leadership Lessons: Jurgen Klopp’s playbook

Welcome to the next installment in my ongoing leadership series, where I break down the insights and lessons we can learn from high performing leaders across many arenas.

For this one, I’m focusing on another sports coach and this time in the form of Jurgen Klopp. The ever enigmatic, philosophical and master tactician of the football field. It’s funny that I’ve chosen another leader from the world of football as I don’t really follow the sport (I’m more of a combat sports fan myself). However, Jurgen is always a character that has interested me and especially his approach to leadership, as we’ll explore here.

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