Is Your Senior Leadership Team Really a Team?

I met the company chairman at an evening function. After dinner, as we were leaving, he asked if he could have a conversation with me over coffee as soon as practicable. I agreed. When we met he launched straight into it “I’ve done my homework on you and I’d like your thoughts. I’ve got a read more


Competitive Business Models are Redundant

Business, whether to consumers or other businesses, can no longer afford to operate under a competitive model or mindset. Large dinosaurs (remember Kodak) that move slowly, with shareholder value top of mind, may continue to seek dominance. But they’ll be gone before they know it. Being competitive in business now when information and choice is read more


It’s Time to be Motivated

Fluctuating economies, fears of deflation, terrorism, global unemployment increasing, climate change. Uncertainty, volatility, ambiguity, chaos and disruptive change seem to characterise our world. We’re finding it difficult to trust our governments, politicians and business leaders. They don’t inspire us with authentic values and vision, beyond appealing to our self-interests around survival, security and surety needs. read more


The Secret to Enterprise Productivity

Improving productivity is high on the leaders’ agenda. Scholarly and practical articles alike focus on the productivity outcome created by the relationship between inputs and outputs, debating only what inputs and outputs to measure. What are measured mainly are financial and product or service data. I think they are missing the secret reality. There are read more


Why Female Executives Should Hire a Male Executive Coach

I am privileged to have coached a number of female executives, all who have risen to more prominence and success as leaders. Females make great leaders, provided they can earn the trust and respect of their fellow male executives. If they can earn the trust and respect of their peers, then the rest will follow. read more