09Nov

Executive Coaching at the Right and Best Level

There is a ubiquitous crisis of leadership in the workplace. Gallup says 82% of managers are the wrong fit. Executives are both leaders and managers.   They lead people and manage processes and things. We can’t manage people, we can only either lead them or not. Sadly, most executives are chosen, not for pre-existing leadership or read more

20Jul

How to Find the Right Person to Be a Leader

Are you shocked that Gallup says 82% of management hires are the wrong fit? The responsibility for that horrible statistic lies jointly with the company and their recruitment service provider. Resumes, referee checks and the usual interviews are not enough to make the right choice. Making the wrong choice is far worse than keeping the read more

20Apr

Self-Awareness – A Foundation Skill for Exceptional Leadership

Gary was a very competent and confident CEO. His people knew he was an expert and would mostly lead them down the right path. That however, didn’t stop them not trusting him.  It didn’t stop good talent from leaving. The reason they didn’t trust Gary was that they felt Gary did not care for them. read more

15Oct

The Crucial Skill for Current Leaders, without Which They are Doomed

When you consider the challenges facing all organisations today, there is no doubt that organisational agility, adaptability and resilience is essential if the organisation is to thrive. That means the leadership must be agile, adaptable and resilient as well, if not firstly. How to become more agile, adaptable and resilient then becomes the key question. 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