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.
Change is a massive issue for organisations. Some do it well. Most do it poorly. I see the results of poorly designed and implemented change all the time. It got me thinking – why do most organisations stuff up when it comes to effective change? It might sound simple, but it’s lack of planning. Most […]
There are many reasons and excuses that people give for not being able to lead effectively. A common one is lack of time. Yes, leading takes time, lots of it. It is a challenge when most of us are busy doing what is urgent and important. Most ‘leadership’ issues are important, but due to their […]
Many important things in our lives require us to obtain a licence before we are able to do them. Driving a car is an obvious one. Having a teenage son, I recently reflected on the process that is in place to get a licence to drive and I compared this with the journey that most […]
The saying ‘elephant in the room’ is about when there is something really obvious going on, and no one is talking about it. In my experience, this happens a lot in organisations.