12Mar

The Six Statements of Effective Interaction

Recently I have worked with a variety of clients who each asked me to help their people through difficult situations such as redundancy and re-deployment and other disruptive changes, as well as dealing with difficult people and relationships. I investigated each client’s culture and situation and came up with six statements that actually applied to read more

10Mar

What Are You Like As A Leader?

There are a plethora of labels depicting leadership styles, mainly emanating from book and program marketers. You’ve heard them – laissez faire; consultative; democratic; authoritarian; transformational etc. It seems that rarely are the people being led asked what their leader is like and rarely do we ask the leader themselves – with the exception of read more

05Mar

The ABCs of Business Decay and Their Root Causes

Warren Buffett, in his 2014 letter to shareholders said: “My successor will need one other particular strength: the ability to fight off the ABCs of business decay, which are arrogance, bureaucracy and complacency. When these corporate cancers metastasize, even the strongest of companies can falter.” Arrogance, Bureaucracy and Complacency! They are the symptoms of the read more

03Mar

How Successful Leaders Gain and Keep Trust

Trust is the most valuable currency of leadership. So much depends upon having a trustworthy leader. The very sustainability of the organisation is at stake when that value is eroded or not present. Effective leaders earn and keep trust by following a powerful and simple path: Being consistent in their competence and care. See my read more

24Feb

The Effective Leader’s Mindset

Everything we do, whether leader or not, begins with our mindset, doesn’t it? So what characterises the effective leader’s mindset? Firstly let’s agree on what we mean by ‘effective leader’. After all, deploying a workplace psychopath to lead a short term essential crucial task may be justified. She’ll get the job done, at whatever the read more