Your Company’s Greatest Unmet Challenge

When I ask executives “what’s your company’s greatest unmet challenge?” they most often go silent, contemplating whether to articulate what they know, or which one to articulate. What I’ve discovered is that the unmet challenge is most often the ‘elephant in the room’ and closely associated with a ‘sacred cow’ or two. The ‘elephant’ is read more


The Gap between Rules and Commonsense Values

In Australia at the moment there is a hullabaloo about politicians of all persuasions abusing tax-payer funded expenses and entitlements. They are all crying ‘We are within the rules”. At first they were taking pot-shots at each other across the major parties. Then it was revealed that members of both major parties had been dipping read more


The 6 Deadly Sins of Leadership

We’ve all experienced or heard of flawed leadership examples, resulting in the end of the leader’s reign and more often a long list of damages and even lost lives caused by those flaws. Here are the six most deadly sins I believe a leader can commit: 1. To place self-interest before the higher good. Example read more


The Central Beliefs of Ineffective Leaders

We have all experienced ineffective leadership. Some have overused power and position, others have been weak and uncertain. Here are the central beliefs of ineffective leaders who overuse power and position: I am here to control people. People need control. I am better than they are or I wouldn’t be in this position. I deserve read more


The Central Beliefs of Really Effective Leaders

The diversity of effective leadership styles and their personalities is immense, ranging from the visionary humble and beloved leader to the feared dynamic controlling leader who gets people through crisis after crisis. The latter styles tend to be short-lived and fit for purpose. Whilst they get us through as crisis, they are damaging otherwise. What read more