Do you have what it takes to be a leader?

What defines leadership? Is it a title someone bears? Or is it something more intangible, a sense of respect and loyalty that you feel for someone who you know has your best interests at heart? Peter Drucker, dynamic leader and management expert, said “All the effective leaders I have encountered—both those I worked with and […]

Do you Dare to Lead?

In today’s clutter of leadership definitions, it’s hard to distinguish what defines leadership. And tougher still, if we can’t define what it is for ourselves, how can we develop as authentic leaders who make a genuine difference, both personally and professionally?  In a recent study by Dr Brene Brown, 150 leaders from organisations around the world where asked what the future of leadership […]

Culture Change through the eyes of an exhausted leader

Just imagine for a moment that you are an exhausted leader. For many reading this it won’t be a far reach. You have a team of people who you are responsible for. And you feel responsible for them. Their actions, their outcomes, their interactions with the business. You take on the emotional, and often physical, […]

Time for a New Leadership

The digital disruption of the past 10-15 years means that everything we know about customers and employees is changing. The new generation that are looking for leadership positions are different than the ones that came before. This is no great surprise, as every generation brings change and difference. However, one of the biggest differences in […]

What do people really need right now?

Logging in to your social media channel of choice and your certain to access a multitude of people with an opinion on this!  “Work remotely, socially distance yourself (as if you haven’t been doing that since the birth of Facebook!), close the schools, don’t acknowledge people by shaking their hands and especially no generous greetings […]

COVID19: Managing Virtual Teams – your questions answered

Fortunately, virtual teams is not a brand spanking new concept and that means we have the opportunity to learn from those who have previously established this as a way of working.  Many employers have moved towards virtual teams as they compete globally while allowing their employees flexibility to attain a healthy work-life balance.    With a laser focus on keeping […]

COVID19: This is VUCA in Action – your questions answered

If you haven’t heard the term VUCA, then that’s the first question we’ll answer.  VUCA stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. It is a term that’s been used in management literature for many years to describe the future (and the current) business environment.   In ‘future of work’ seminars or keynote presentations by futurists you’ll hear this […]

Is pride a deadly sin… or necessary for great work outcomes?

Is pride a deadly sin… or necessary for great work outcomes?  There’s no real answer for that because it depends on your definition of pride. If we are talking about the ego based pride that allows jealousy and undermining to happen, then you’re in seven deadly sins territory. But what about pride for others? Pride […]

Mistakes happen, but it’s how you deal with them that determines whether there is a positive or negative outcome.

I drove my 6yo daughter to the doctors this week, pulling up into diagonal parking on the street between two other parked cars.  As I got out of the car, my daughter also opened her door and accidentally knocked the car on her side.  I say knocked because that’s genuinely how it happens – but […]