07Dec

Are They Deliberately Being A-Holes?

During the last few workshops I’ve been running for my clients, I’ve asked this question “Do people come to work saying ‘Today I’m going to be an a-hole?’” The overwhelming response has been “No”, then some said with a laugh “Except for…” Those that said “Except for…”  never meant themselves. The point is that no-one read more

16Nov

Why a Lesser Investment in Leader Improvement Compared to Systems, Products and Services?

Everything about leadership has already been written, argued, demonstrated and preached continuously for at least 5000 years. The evidence proving the importance of leadership is overwhelming and unarguable. Every respected learning institution has a school devoted to leadership. Despite this, we see operating organisations of all types, with the possible exception of defence establishments, minimising read more

09Nov

Executive Coaching at the Right and Best Level

There is a ubiquitous crisis of leadership in the workplace. Gallup says 82% of managers are the wrong fit. Executives are both leaders and managers.   They lead people and manage processes and things. We can’t manage people, we can only either lead them or not. Sadly, most executives are chosen, not for pre-existing leadership or read more

02Nov

The Australian Leadership Crisis

Not all Australian leaders are incompetent or morally bankrupt. Just too many in too many crucial positions. Such as in politics (all sides), where they’ve forsaken the good of the country for their own good. Such as the big banks where they’ve forsaken their employees, customers and shareholders for their own disgustingly generous and totally read more

26Oct

Steps to Deal Effectively with Unacceptable Behaviour and Performance (and keep trust and respect)

One of the situations most avoided by leaders is dealing with unacceptable behaviour and performance. The main reasons are: Fear of failure. Causing more conflict or escalation. Losing or breaking relations. Not knowing how to do it effectively. Concern about the process being onerous. Yet, those leaders who have invested the time to learn how read more