Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you … More
Leadership and Engagement Articles
Topics about Board members, CEOs and Senior Executives engaging and appropriately communicating with all employees to create a high-performance teams and lift engagement in excess of 80%.
Ever tried to change anyone’s behaviour at work? It can be extremely frustrating. So often the effort produces an opposite result: rupturing the relationship, diminishing job performance or causing the person to dig in their heels. Still, some approaches clearly work better than others.
One of the most compelling experiences we are confronted with as members of an Executive and Business Mentoring firm is that companies, generally speaking do not see the need to invest in the leadership and professional development of their people. Why you may ask?
“Accountability” is a favourite word to invoke when the lack of it has become so apparent — such as with the global financial crisis early this century. It is also a loaded word and political football in major sectors crying out for reform, such as health care and public education.
President Lincoln often wrote scathing letters to his generals, frustrated by their inability to bring the war to a close. Angry they had missed golden opportunities such as finishing off the retreating confederate army, who were trapped by rising waters at the Potomac river after the battle of Gettysburg.
There’s a lot of discussion in the public arena about leadership in what’s being termed the ‘Cognitive Era’ where technological innovation continues to accelerate and impact the way people work and the tools they use to achieve tasks. The question being asked is: can a technologically challenged leader continue to be effective in this era … More
There are things that we as leaders and senior executives want to happen in the work place, but we are disappointed, at times annoyed and even angry when it doesn’t. Why does this happen, and what do we do about it? We probably have three choices – do nothing and hope things get better; become … More
Each leader ran his organization successfully, aggressively pursuing his organization’s interests. And each one succeeded in meeting — often exceeding — his goals. Each one was committed to — and cared deeply about — his organization’s performance.
But that’s all they cared about — their own organizations – their silos. They were impressive as leaders, but destructive as a leadership team. More
People across the globe are very polarised in their opinion of newly elected President Trump – they either like him or hate him. But today, he is President elect and will resume office in the near future. As an executive mentor, I ponder the leadership qualities he obviously must have to have achieved so much … More
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” Wrote Chinese General Sun Tzu in his book ‘The Art of War’. For Sun Tzu, knowing yourself and your own capabilities was as important as knowing your enemy. 2,500 years later, with the battlefield the marketplace and … More