01Dec

Leading into the Unknown

People ask their leaders for certainty, even when the evidence is that certainty is a rarity. Think of the experts who predicted that Trump couldn’t win. It is likely that most of our predictions will be wrong in some way, sometimes significantly. How then can we as leaders move forward into an unknown, unreliable future, read more

17Nov

Leadership Can Change Your Perspective

John (name and identifying data changed) asked me to coach him. He’d recently been appointed as the CEO of his engineering firm, which provides turnkey process infrastructure. John is an engineer and for the last four years had been the senior engineer in charge of production output, reporting to the previous CEO. He asked me read more

10Nov

10 Point Strategic Decision Making Check List

Making strategic decisions is a skill learned best by practice. We can always correct a faulty decision; however, we prefer to make the right decision in the first instance, don’t we? Here’s a simple checklist I use to help me and my clients make strategic decisions: What’s the goal? What are the useful relevant facts? read more

03Nov

An Early Sign of Failed Leadership

Your company appears to be doing OK. Sales are strong, even growing with new accounts. You have a few rainmakers doing a great job bringing in those new accounts. The rainmakers are well incentivised; the reward system is working.   Existing customer sales have plateaued, but that’s understandable in the current economic climate. Your CFO read more

27Oct

Are These the Two Crucial Elements of Effective Leadership?

There are a multitude of leadership models, all aimed at producing the best way forward for improving leadership. Why? Because it is proven that effective leadership is the single most important factor in organisational success. So how could we cut through all the models and theory and look at what might matter the most, and read more