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Graham Wilson

Leadership Wizard at Successfactory

Chester, United Kingdom

WHY I DO WHAT I DO:
In today's complex, volatile, uncertain, and fast changing world your company needs extraordinary leaders and teams that drive your business forward, not just let it tread water.

WHAT I DO:
I specialise in helping the world’s best business leaders achieve their maximum potential through advanced leadership techniques. Through my Bespoke Leadership Programmes, leaders can craft new world strategies, make great change happen and deliver extraordinary results.

I work in the areas of leadership, strategy, innovation, change and elite teams.

HOW I DO IT:
I help leaders understand the need for change, what great leadership looks like and how to change. I've developed a tried, tested and proven leadership toolkit the simplifies the complex and makes it easy for leaders to improve results.

My toolkit of leadership development strategies has been carefully honed over decades of working in business, sport and the military, and is now being used to help global companies achieve massive success.

WHO I WORK WITH:
Forward thinking leaders and game changers. What they have in common is that they are ambitious and want to be the best they can be.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
Having developed over 85,000 of the world's best leaders I have plenty of very happy clients. I'm trusted by the world's leading organisations to develop their leaders.

Recently a VP of a large multinational retailer mentioned to me that she had learnt more in 45 minutes from me than on her entire 2 year Executive MBA!

This is a typical endorsement,

"Having worked with Graham a number of times he is a pleasure to be around. Motivating, articulate and good humoured Graham is a great Leadership coach and mentor and is one of the most positive and engaging people I have met working in this arena. He is down to earth and provides practical guidance on how to get the best from yourself and your team. He also has great stories and anecdotes and is great at reading the room and bringing a team together. It was a pleasure working with Graham" Charlotte Light, CIO, Channel 4

MY BACKGROUND:
Having spent my early career in the British Army learning how to lead in tough and mission critical situations, I learnt my commercial experience in Dupont. I founded Successfactory over 26 years ago and have been fortunate to work and learn with and from many of the worlds best organisations and leaders. I've experience how great leadership can transform an organisation and achieve extraordinary results.

CONTACT ME:

t: +44 (0)1829 771770
e: graham.wilson@thesuccessfactory.co.uk

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Chester, UK
Speaking Topics: Leadership, Change, Teams, Strategy, Innovation, Resilience, Project Management, Change Management

Graham WilsonPoints
Academic0
Author205
Influencer17
Speaker11
Entrepreneur0
Total233

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Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Business Unit: Leadership, Innovation and Change
Theatre: UK, Europe, Asia and US
Media Experience: 25 Years
Last Media Training: 01/09/2019
Last Media Interview: 03/29/2019

Areas of Expertise

Agile
Business Strategy
Change Management
Culture 32.79
Customer Experience
Design Thinking
Digital Disruption
Entrepreneurship
Future of Work 32.68
HR
Innovation 30.36
Leadership 36.37
Management 34.70
Marketing
Retail
Sales
Startups
Health and Wellness 31.23

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Agriculture & Mining
Automotive
Building Materials, Clay & Glass
Chemicals
Consumer Products
Engineering & Construction
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
Forest Products & Paper
Furniture
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Hospitality
Industrial Machinery & Components
Insurance
Manufacturing
Media
Metal Products
Oil & Gas
Other
Pharmaceuticals
Primary Metal & Steel
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications
Textiles Production
Travel & Transportation
Utilities
Wholesale Distribution

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Publications

51 Article/Blogs
Why Equality just isn't enough
linkedin
July 06, 2020
In Leadership Laid Bare I talk about the role of a leader being about creating a high performance environment where success is inevitable. And that the purpose of leadership being all about awakening possibility in people to deliver extraordinary results.

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Tags: Leadership

12 Things Really Positive People Don't Do
linkedin
June 23, 2020
In times of disruption, crisis, uncertainty, and ambiguity remaining positive is a key factor for effective leadership.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Future of Work

How to unleash innovation as a leader
linkedin
March 06, 2020
We've all heard the phrase 'evolve or die.'

In today's world innovation is key to our success, we need to adapt at pace!

We need to create a culture where everyone comes up with great ideas to improve performance and add value. We need to innovate in every aspect of business. We must ensure we are relentless discoverers and exploit technology and platforms.

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership

20 choices that will derail our leadership success
LinkedIn
January 10, 2020
Here's twenty choices we can make that can stop us achieving what we desire, 20 things that will derail our success... in no particular order!

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Tags: Leadership

Top 10 LinkedIn Articles for 2019
Linkedin
December 18, 2019
Here are my top 10 most read and impactful articles from 2019.

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Tags: Future of Work, Leadership, Management

My 10 most popular LinkedIn articles for 2019
linkedin
December 18, 2019
My passion is to make a shift in the way organisations are being led to a more purposeful, collaborative, human and caring way.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Future of Work

The new rules of leadership
linkedin
December 08, 2019
We live in a world of such phenomenal opportunity. Never before has there been so much opportunity for those brave enough to open their minds and grab what is available.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Future of Work

The art of goal setting in turbulent times...
linkedin
December 08, 2019
I'm sure you'll agree with me that we live in a world that’s constantly changing. It's becoming more unstable each day, more complex, more volatile and more uncertain as the speed of change increases exponentially.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Future of Work

Leadership Agility: Dislocation of Expectation
linkedin
December 02, 2019
It's minus 45, your physically shattered from skiing and carrying 110 lbs worth of kit, you're mentally exhausted, hungry and still have a mission to complete.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Control Freaks Not Required...
linkedin
November 30, 2019
I read in the papers a few years ago about a story of mum and a little girl.

They were walking past a doctor’s surgery and the little girl tripped and fell over gashing her forehead on the brick wall around the surgery. Being outside the surgery, the traumatised mum picked the girl up rushed into the surgery and was met by a receptionist who said, “I am really sorry but we can’t treat you here because you are not registered.”

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership

Creating a culture of leadership
linkedin
November 02, 2019
I'm sure you'll agree with me that we need a new breed of leaders in today's world. We need organisations focussed on creating a culture of leadership in order to be really successful.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture

How to deliver value one conversation at a time...
linkedin
October 27, 2019
The heart of true leadership is making a positive difference to people's lives and to our world.

As a leader, one of the many challenges in today's world is to ensure everyone adds real value.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture

Moving towards a Leadership Legacy approach
linkedin
October 14, 2019
I was once told in my military days that as a leader when you leave a team it needs to be better that when you joined it.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Future of Work

Ten Mindset Tips For Extraordinary Leadership
linkedin
September 29, 2019
We live in a world of amazing opportunities. Having the right leadership mindset is key to grabbing and making the most of them.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture

8 simple to use tips for leading Gen Y (Millennials) and Gen Z
linkedin
September 28, 2019
For the first time we live in a world where there are 5 generations in the workplace.

From 17 years of age to 70, we are now required to value and harness difference like no other time.

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Tags: Leadership

INSIDE OUT IMPACT - building your leadership brand
linkedin
September 21, 2019
As a leader you have to be able to lead yourself first, before being able to effectively lead others.

In today's disruptive and complex world we as leaders need to be able build an authentic leadership brand, be able to articulate who we are are, and share our leadership philosophy.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture

Understanding the process of leadership in today's disruptive world
linkedin
September 15, 2019
I've written extensively about WHY we need to change the way we lead, WHAT great leadership looks like and how to develop as a leader in my books and articles.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture

Is your team on the way up or on the way down?
linkedin
August 09, 2019
It's true that individuals have massive impact, but teams really make the biggest difference to results.

The challenge as leaders is to know if your team is doing well or struggling.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Future of Work

Ask yourself if you're really FIT enough to be an effective leader
linkedin
August 07, 2019
I’m sure you’ll agree with me that we're operating in tough and energy sapping times!

How many times do you get home in the evening exhausted, hanging on until your next holiday?

With the pace of change increasing exponentially, there has never been a more important time to be fit and healthy as a leader.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Are you in a canal boat or kayak?
linkedin
July 31, 2019
When I reflect on the world we live in today it feels like we are kayaking down the Zambezi River, would you agree?

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Coaching People Through Change
linkedin
July 07, 2019
Here's a couple of thinking tools you can use as a leader to coach people through change.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture

Mise en place and leadership
linkedin
July 06, 2019
I often tell the story of my Dad racing bikes and my Uncle racing cars and that every time they lost a race was because they were going too fast! I learnt from them that you can speed up by slowing down! You need to know when to go fast and when to slow down.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

7 WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR VITALITY
linkedin
June 20, 2019
Being connected to your purpose, having the correct diet for you, regular exercise, mindfulness and sleep are the cornerstones of vitality.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

What do we really mean by the 'digital age?'​
linkedin
May 28, 2019
A great starting point to this question would be to explore the context in which we are leading in today. Here’s an interesting question to think about, “Was the environment in which we were educated the same as the environment we work in today?

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Leadership is all about discipline
Graham Wilson
May 06, 2019
Leadership is really about choosing your behaviour. This article looks at the ten disciplines required for leadership success in today's world

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Tags: Leadership

Are UBUNTU and Janteloven the keys to success in today's world?
linkedin
April 24, 2019
Have you heard of UBUNTU and Janteloven?

An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits.

When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

What's your leadership mastery score?
linkedin
April 05, 2019
Understanding what you need to do as a leader in our uncertain times is becoming more and more difficult. It's really easy to get confused and wrapped up in 'busyness'.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Discover the tenth, and final, leadership habit... delivering at pace
linkedin
March 15, 2019
In The New Leadership Manifesto and Leadership Laid Bare! I explore what I believe are the 10 Leadership Disciplines required for success in our VUCA world.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Top 10 Tips for Extraordinary Leadership in Today’s World
linkedin
March 11, 2019
We live in a challenging context of fantastic opportunities!

Leadership is the vital component that ensures we can make the most of them!

However our times lead to complex and ambiguous situations. This means that one of the many challenges we face today is that it has become unclear how to lead effectively. It is as if the rules for leadership have been rewritten!

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Discover the ninth leadership habit... educating people
linkedin
March 05, 2019
In The New Leadership Manifesto and Leadership Laid Bare! I explore what I believe are the 10 Leadership Disciplines required for success in our VUCA world.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Discover the eighth leadership habit... managing ambiguity and risk
linkedin
March 05, 2019
In The New Leadership Manifesto and Leadership Laid Bare! I explore what I believe are the 10 Leadership Disciplines required for success in our VUCA world.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

What I've learnt about delivering projects and change in today's world
linkedin
March 02, 2019
Because of my experiences over the past 40 years I often get asked for tips and hints by leaders who are struggling to deliver projects and change in their organisations.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Discover the seventh leadership habit... unleashing innovation
linkedin
March 01, 2019
In The New Leadership Manifesto and Leadership Laid Bare! I explore what I believe are the 10 Leadership Disciplines required for success.

To develop as a leader we need to be so focused to apply the ten disciplines that our ways of working become natural habits - that's when our performance really takes off.

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Tags: Innovation, Management, Leadership, Culture

Discover the sixth leadership habit...creating high performance teams
linkedin
February 21, 2019
In our digital world we need to work at breakneck speed to grab opportunities and overcome challenges, otherwise we get left behind by the competition. This is no place for slow moving organisations.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

How to tell if your organisation has a virus or is healthy!
linkedin
February 13, 2019
Which elements are happening in your organisation?

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Discover the fifth leadership habit...inspiring action
linkedin
February 12, 2019
In The New Leadership Manifesto and Leadership Laid Bare! I explore what I believe are the 10 Leadership Disciplines required for success.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Leaders need to know the difference between equality, equity and liberation... and do something about it!
linkedin
February 12, 2019
In Leadership Laid Bare and The New Leadership Manifesto I talk about the importance of leaders creating a high performance environment where success is inevitable.

In this article I want to share my thoughts about how many leaders can get this so wrong in some areas.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture

Discover the fourth leadership habit...striving to be 100% authentic
linkedin
February 11, 2019
In The New Leadership Manifesto and Leadership Laid Bare! I explore what I believe are the 10 Leadership Disciplines required for success.

To develop as a leader we need to be so focused to apply the ten disciplines that our ways of working become natural habits - that's when our performance really takes off.

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Tags: Leadership

Are you heading for an energy crisis?
linkedin
February 11, 2019
Just been sorting out my content library and came across these awesome questions regarding energy. Not sure where they are from, but great questions to ask in today's tough world.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture

Discover the third leadership habit...operating with boldness, simplicity and speed
linkedin
February 10, 2019
In The New Leadership Manifesto and Leadership Laid Bare! I explore what I believe are the 10 Leadership Disciplines required for success.

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Tags: Leadership

What makes the 'golden circle'​ so golden?
linkedin
February 10, 2019
I was totally mesmerised by Simon Sinek's TedX Talk at Puget Sound in September 2009.

It was the first time I'd seen Simon in action and was blown away with his discoveries of how leaders inspire action and how he presented them. I loved his examples and stories of the Wright brothers, Martin Luther King and Steve Jobs and how he linked them to make his case.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture

Discover the second leadership habit... awakening possibility in people to deliver extraordinary results
linkedin
February 08, 2019
In The New Leadership Manifesto and Leadership Laid Bare! I explore what I believe are the 10 Leadership Disciplines required for success.

To develop as a leader we need to be so focused to apply the ten disciplines that our ways of working become natural habits - that's when our performance really takes off.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture

Discover the first leadership habit... creating a high performance environment where success is inevitable
linkedin
February 05, 2019

In The New Leadership Manifesto and Leadership Laid Bare! I explore what I believe are the 10 Leadership Disciplines required for success.

To develop as a leader we need to be so focused to apply the ten disciplines that our ways of working become natural habits - that's when our performance really takes off.

In this article I'll share the first discipline/habit... watch out for the other nine articles!

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Six easy ways to reduce stress and boost your leadership resiliency ...
linkedin
February 03, 2019
I'm sure you'll agree with me that we live in a tough world of fast change!

Our disruptive, volatile, uncertain, ambiguous and complex context is causing plenty of challenge, resulting in many leaders feeling stressed and overwhelmed. A world where many leaders are asking, "What the hell happened!"

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Tags: Leadership

What is the difference that makes the difference?
linkedin
January 08, 2019
Imagine you are doing really well growing your business and needed to employ 5 more people.

They are all for the same role.

How would you let people out there know about these jobs?

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Future of Work

How to achieve extraordinary results from your sales team in 2019
linkedin
December 21, 2018
As 2018 draws to a close at Successfactory I've just one last article to publish to end an amazing year for us.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Great leaders unleash innovation in every part of their business
linkedin
December 17, 2018
Great leaders create a culture where everyone comes up with great ideas to improve performance and add value.

They innovate in every aspect of business, they are relentless discoverers!

They also know how to exploit technology and platforms.

We live in a world of accelerating change, of uncertainty, of ambiguity, and volatility. ..

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership

How to create a powerful vision
linkedin
December 08, 2018
As leaders we need to inspire action in a meaningful way.

Here's a quick checklist to ensure your vision in powerful...

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Tags: Leadership

How to deliver extraordinary results in today's digital world
linkedin
November 09, 2018
Graham is on a mission to change the way organisations are being led. His sole purpose is to awaken possibility in leaders to deliver extraordinary results. Called a Leadership Wizard by his clients, he is the founder of the award winning Successfactory, author of Leadership Laid Bare! and The New Leadership Manifesto. He works with many of the best leaders and organisations around the world.

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Tags: Leadership

How to create a coherent Leadership Team: Graham Wilson - Successfactory
linkedin
October 30, 2018
Hope is not the only strategy for developing top teams - or any team come to think about it!

The reason I've chosen to write this article on Top Teams is that so many organisations are struggling to reach true potential because of an incoherent leadership team. Without an aligned team at the top, an organisation will never come near to reaching its full potential.

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Tags: Leadership

Why We Need a Leadership Revolution to Drive Wellness and Vitality In Today’s Business World
Huffpost
January 08, 2016
We need to change the way we lead. Too many leaders are overwhelmed, exhausted and stressed.

This article explore the need for wellness and vitality to be on the leadership agenda.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Health and Wellness

2 Books
The New Leadership Manifesto
Success Online
October 01, 2017
The NEW Leadership Manifesto is for game changers and forward thinking leaders. You'll discover a powerful set of disciplines that demystify the complexities of leadership. Developed for leaders who have realised that outdated ways of leading just don't cut it anymore it will enable you to stay ahead of the game and learn how to lead in the most efficient AND effective way for today's Digital Age. Graham is on a mission to awaken possibility in leaders to deliver extraordinary results. Having developed over 70,000 leaders from around the world, Graham shares a practical framework you can use straight away to enhance your results - even if you are busy!

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Tags: Leadership

Leadership Laid Bare!
Success Online
January 05, 2015
Discover timeless leadership principles for the 21st Century. Leadership Laid Bare! is the first in a series of books from Graham Wilson. Graham Wilson has used his 23 years of creating outstanding leaders to bring it all together in one easy to use format that will transform results. The handbook strips away all the psychological nonsense and removes the academic pomp to give a clear framework and path to leadership success. Leadership Laid Bare! is for those who want to abandon outdated ways of leading and develop new ways that work.

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Tags: Leadership

1 Keynote
How to deliver extraordinary results in the digital world
YouTube
November 26, 2018
Graham Wilson's keynote speech at HRFest Budapest

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Tags: Leadership

3 Podcasts
Conversational Leadership With Paula Covey
Graham Wilson's Leadership Laid Bare
July 07, 2020
In today's episode we explore the importance of setting direction, gaining clarity through conversations and the importance of really listening as a leader.

I'm joined by Paula Covey, Chief Marketing Officer for Health at Allianz Partners.

Having spent over 30 years in health most of which has been with an international remit leading multi cultural teams she has plenty of ideas to share with us.

Paula has a mix of operational marketing and development experience and is always customer centric in her approach.

An outstanding leader who delivers extraordinary results.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture

The Importance of Empathy with Mark Fulton
Graham Wilson's Leadership Laid Bare
July 02, 2020
Mark Fulton lives in Salisbury with his wife and three young children and even though work life can be crazy busy (as it can be for everyone), he try’s to maintain a sensible balance by putting as much energy into his home life as possible.

As Head of Operations for Hotels at Fuller’s he looks after 47 hotels, restaurants and pubs with rooms across Fuller’s, Bel & The Dragon and Cotswold Inns and Hotels.

When he took the role five years ago he was responsible for 475 rooms and that has now grown to 1030 rooms with around 1500 team members. He leads a team of genuine experts that are passionate about the significant roles they all play in the team.

He is exceptionally proud of leading a great team that have been responsible for the development and successes of one of the best and most diverse Accommodation estates in the country.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture

Leadership Laid Bare Podcast
Graham Wilson
July 01, 2020
Being a forward-thinking leader and game changer, you'll be able to tune in to discover pragmatic tips and hints on leadership from relevant leaders who are out there actually doing it day in, day out.

Each episode is dedicated to sharing pragmatic stories from the field, and more importantly real examples of what successful leaders are actually doing to deliver at pace

These ideas are designed to teach and inspire action, and to awaken possibility to deliver extraordinary results.

Join Graham on this powerful leadership journey....

More information about Graham at www.grahamwilson.com and www.thesuccessfactory.co.uk

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Tags: Future of Work, Leadership, Management

15 Videos
What great leadership looks like in today's world
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March 22, 2019

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Successfactory 2018
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December 19, 2018

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Leadership Mindset
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December 18, 2018

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How to deliver extraordinary results in the digital world
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November 26, 2018

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10 Leadership Disciplines
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October 12, 2018

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New World Leadership
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September 23, 2018

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Importance of TRUST
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September 23, 2018

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How to become more resilient as a leader
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February 12, 2018

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The NEW Leadership Manifesto
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November 17, 2017

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Successfactory
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October 30, 2017

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Setting Up Your Team For Success
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August 25, 2017

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Successfactory Teambuilding
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July 21, 2017

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Resilience
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July 18, 2017

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Website Introduction
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July 04, 2017

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FREE Video 3 - What skills GREAT Project and Change Leaders need today
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June 21, 2017

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2 Webinars
How to become more resilient as a leader
Youtube
July 18, 2017
Discover the six pillars of resiliency.

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Tags: Leadership, Management

Speaker Reel
Vimeo
February 11, 2017
Discover how Graham Wilson can inspire your leaders and awaken possibility

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Tags: Future of Work, Leadership, Management

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