10Jan

Your Leadership is Responsible for Your Culture

There are two ways to read that headline, and both are correct. The leader’s behaviour creates, or tolerates or influences the culture. The leader has a primary responsibility for setting or adjusting the culture. You can walk into a business and spend about an hour working and conversing with the people and be able to read more

16Nov

Why a Lesser Investment in Leader Improvement Compared to Systems, Products and Services?

Everything about leadership has already been written, argued, demonstrated and preached continuously for at least 5000 years. The evidence proving the importance of leadership is overwhelming and unarguable. Every respected learning institution has a school devoted to leadership. Despite this, we see operating organisations of all types, with the possible exception of defence establishments, minimising read more

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