19Oct

Mindfulness Explained Simply – in the Leadership and Workplace Context

Mindfulness seems to be a hot topic right now, and not clearly understood, especially in the context of leadership and the workplace. We hear elaborate explanations referring to Buddhist and similar doctrines which are helpful in the longer term in the personal development and spiritual space. However, they need to mean something more direct and read more

01Jul

The Only Four Actions a Leader Can Take

Leaders must act, right? But what actions can they take? I’m not referring to thinking, talking, asking, telling or listening – I mean real action. If we ponder this, I believe there can only be four actions. Let me give you a scenario to illustrate this. Mary is the new CEO of a public listed read more

08Apr

Emotional Intelligence or Attitudinal Competence?

Ever since Daniel Goleman published his 1885 book Emotional Intelligence – why it can matter more than IQ a debate has raged over the value and importance of emotional intelligence without resolution. Wikipedia carries this definition: Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of read more