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

09Feb

The Top Six Moves for CEOs to Make Now

It seems the world is in turmoil with uncertainty of global political stability; accelerating technological change; commoditisation of services; loss of trust in the validity of information from and through the media and the growing impact of climate change. 2017 is shaping up to be a very interesting time, though not without hope and the read more

26Jan

Overlooked for Promotion

Gary had been with the company for five years and a high performing area marketing manager for the last three. He’d often acted as group marketing manager and had done well in that position. When the incumbent resigned suddenly due to ill health, Gary filled the role for three months whilst the company decided on read more

25Aug

The Culture of Entitlement

“I have been here for 7 years and I deserve to promoted to this (leadership/management) position” said the indignant team member. The problem was she had never worked harder or longer to complete difficult or urgent tasks, always saying it was 5pm and she had been there since exactly 8am. She had meticulously taken all read more

11Aug

What is the Source of Our Courage?

One of the most useful and humble questions I’ve been asked is ‘how do we find our courage?’ I can only answer from what I’ve witnessed and experienced myself, so I don’t know if I have the right or correct or best answer. What I’ve witnessed in others’ display of their courage, and on reflection, read more