18May

Tips for Dealing with a Culture of Avoidance

Avoidance of dealing with unacceptable behaviour and performance can be a big part of the culture of many organisations across commerce and government, costing them loss of talent, productivity, innovation and opportunity. This avoidance culture leaves the organisation vulnerable to serious disruption by competitors who are more agile and performance focused with a culture of read more

04May

The Top Skill Everyone Needs Now

The World Health Organization states that stress will be the MAJOR cause of disability in the world by 2030. If we are paying attention to what’s happening globally and locally we see that global economic uncertainty, the coming jobs impact of artificial intelligence and robotics, climate change and weird political swings to the right and read more

27Apr

Speed or Timeliness: A Strategy Issue

I hear and see organisations and their gurus banging the drum of speed. Speed is associated with winning, beating the competition, grasping the fleeting opportunity, responding to the disruptive forces of technology, economic conditions and the volatility of almost everything. Some say that speed is the saint of strategy, or else opportunity is stolen by read more

20Apr

Self-Awareness – A Foundation Skill for Exceptional Leadership

Gary was a very competent and confident CEO. His people knew he was an expert and would mostly lead them down the right path. That however, didn’t stop them not trusting him.  It didn’t stop good talent from leaving. The reason they didn’t trust Gary was that they felt Gary did not care for them. read more

06Apr

The Misnomer of Future Proofing

Whenever I hear the expression ‘future proofing’ I shudder with distaste for term. It’s really about innovation, adaptability and influencing. Not becoming immune to or sheltered from the future. Here’s my take on it: You can’t ‘future proof’. The future’s going to happen anyway, mostly beyond your control. If you think you can predict the read more