Adapting to Change Challenges All Leaders

Everyone thinks of changing the world but no one thinks of changing themselves- Leo Tolstoy. We all know that the one constant in life is change, but dealing with change can make us uncomfortable and can even generate stress. This is because we cannot control everything that impacts our lives so we must learn to cope […]

The Changing Face of Leadership

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change – Albert Einstein. The global scale of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on lifestyles and economies is still difficult to fully comprehend and quantify. Health security has now become a worldwide priority. As governments struggle to prevent the spread of the virus there is renewed […]

The Traits of Competent Leaders

My lifelong fascination with leadership led me to write my book, Every Leader’s Reality Guide, and leadership also features in many of my published blogs. Over the years I have observed many competent and capable leaders in many walks of life and I wondered what personal characteristics they might have in common. There are different […]

Leadership and the Polarisation of America

America is divided. That is the clear message from the 2020 presidential election where Joe Biden has already received 75 million votes with  Donald Trump receiving almost 71 million votes. Both men have vastly different leadership styles and display different leadership traits. We know much about Mr.Trump’s leadership style, and over the next four years […]

Developing a Trust Culture in the Workplace

Over the course of our working careers many of  us will experience different workplaces with different work cultures. Notwithstanding how the nature of work is changing our psychological needs in the workplace remain fairly consistent; we crave security and respect. When we work for an organisation we all have some basic needs that need to […]

The Importance Of Focus And Purpose

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great – Zig Zaglar. Having a focus and purpose in life seems perfectly understandable yet many of us do not really live with purpose and have no real focus. We drift through life, just glad to have a job and a […]

Values in Life and Leadership

Values are  like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave them all over everything you do – Elvis Presley. Values are fundamental beliefs that guide our behaviour and relationships and frame our attitudes and actions. They help in determining what’s important in life. They reflect our thinking on what is right and wrong.They are […]

Communication Skill is a Life Competency Worth Developing.

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place-George Bernard Shaw. Communication is a competency; good communication is an art; honest communication is about trust and integrity. Because we are social beings, constantly interacting with each other, our ability to communicate is taken for granted. Like any skill the quality […]

Competent Leaders are Strategic Thinkers

Many of us tend to see others as leaders but fail to see that we are all leaders in certain situations at home and at work. Deciding on a course of action and following up with implementation is leadership in action, and when we plan for the medium to long-term future for our families or […]

BEST LEADERSHIP STYLES FOR LEADING THE RECOVERY

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts – Abraham Lincoln. When written in Chinese the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity […]

Why Good Organisations Grow Future Leaders.

Succession planning and leadership development should be a vital goal for every organisation concerned with long-term planning. Many good organisations today work with their employees on  career development but the best of them are those which also have leadership development objectives embedded in their policies and procedures. They prioritise the development of the leadership potential […]

LEADERSHIP IN A DIGITAL WORLD

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail – Ralph Waldo Emerson. The world of work is changing in this digital age of globalisation and technological advances. Traditional workplaces are being transformed by smart technologies such as artificial intelligence, analytics, robotics, internet of things […]