12Oct

Breaking an Annoying Leadership Habit

Max (not his real name) was my new client, a CEO of a mid-sized infrastructure service provider (industry changed for privacy). He had asked me to help him improve his leadership skills. I agreed because he had the ‘learner’s attitude’, despite his solid experience as a respected senior leader.  He believed in continuous improvement and read more

17Aug

Why Some Leaders Talk Too Much

Have you ever been with a leader who doesn’t give you space to have input? Do you get bombarded with what he or she says? Do you get the impression they don’t or can’t listen to you, only to what’s going on in their heads? Is there no thoughtful pause between their mind and their read more

10Aug

Accountability in the Workplace – Why it’s broken and how to fix it

There are two reasons why workplaces lack accountability: Inept leadership Dysfunctional culture The reasons why the leadership is inept at creating accountability are: Inability or unwillingness to confront the issue effectively. They’ve set the low standard themselves by their own example. They don’t know how to reset the corporate mindset, or improve the culture. They read more

03Aug

The Six Steps to Remedy Ineffective Leadership (and keep good people)

Ineffective leadership is the biggest reversible cost to a business. If the leadership is dysfunctional at the top, then it gravitates downwards, infecting leaders at other levels. However, dysfunction in leadership at any level will have a negative impact at all levels of the business. The costs come from loss of: – talent engagement productivity read more

27Jul

The Two Top Skills Every Leader Needs Now

Asking and listening – that’s it. Gone are the days when leaders could just be command and control addicts. Gone are the days when leaders are anointed the alleged gurus in their field. Educated informed and concerned employees worth their salt need more than gurus and bosses. Google is guru and bosses are dinosaurs. Today’s read more