I must admit that at one time during my career I was a terrible delegator. One reason was that I thought that the job would not be done as well as I could do it. Arrogant, I know. Another is, I thought by the time I showed someone else how to do it or I […]
Rock is hard, immovable, heavy to shift. Water flows, adapts and seeks to level out.
Leaders love lots. They love their industry* – that’s where their passion comes from. They love their organisation – they deeply care that it succeeds and grows.
I reckon one of the reasons people shy away from leadership responsibility is that they think it is hard. It can be, but it doesn’t have to be. If we had to boil leadership down to its purest essence it would look something like this.
One of the most important responsibilities a leader has is to lift their people. Lift – to raise to a higher position, elevate.
I recently commenced a regular column for the business section of my local newspaper. They asked me to write about leadership. When the column appeared in the paper it was accompanied by a large photo of Bruce Springsteen rocking it out. The photo did a great job of attracting attention to the column, which I’m […]
You have probably seen a similar version to this, eg there are three kinds of people. Those that make things happen, those that watch things happen and there are those that say “what the #$@! happened”.
Your challenge for 2013, if you choose to accept it, is to be a better leader. You see, it doesn’t matter if you are the Prime Minister or a priest, the Lord Mayor or a labourer, a CEO or a school teacher, your organisation and our community would be better places if there was more […]
Going through life as a phoney, especially if you are in a leadership role, is going to mean that you will do it tough. You’ll find it hard to get and keep followers. Like they say, you can only fool some of the people some of the time.
It’s old and it’s cliched but it is true. If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. Organisations that don’t have a plan tend to meander and falter rather than stride forward with confidence. It’s the leader’s job to lead the planning.