The Truth About Changing Other People

I’ve spent three decades helping people become better leaders. Here’s my take of whether we can change others. We can’t. All we can do is model, inspire, persuade, or coach, and the result we’ll achieve is in direct proportion to their desire and effort to succeed. Also, whether our message or training is effectively delivered. read more


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


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


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