Purpose is your reason for existing. While purpose in life is essential for our well-being we also need to have purpose in the world of work. We spend up to 50% of our waking hours at work, so work purpose is as important and as relevant as a life purpose. When purpose is acted upon, […]
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Why is Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy Admired as an Outstanding Leader?
Few of us had ever heard of the 44-year-old Volodymyr Zelenskyy until the period before the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. A former actor, comedian, and television star, he contested and won the election for the presidency of his native country in 2019. He campaigned on an anti-corruption platform and his […]
Both Attitude and Character Define Our Behaviour
People can often be confused about the difference between attitude and character, and while they may impact each other they are really different and can often be confused. Both define us as persons and both determine how we are viewed by others, so it is important to understand what they are and how they differ […]
How to Bring Your Best Self to Work
How ethics and values influence organisational and personal behaviour.
It is a fact that leaders have a significant impact on organisational culture and play a pivotal role in guiding organisational goals and priorities. Every organisation has a particular identity which is defined by its ethical framework and cultural identity. From an operational perspective, most organisations will act in accordance with a set of values […]
Drive Yourself To Success
Action is the foundational key to all success – Pablo Picasso. Many successful people argue that performance is always the basis for long-term success. Dedication and hard work are certainly essential parts of the recipe for success but there are other factors at play also. In all cases, however, success is something that one achieves […]
Best Managers Prioritise People.
It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, and how you’re led – Steve Jobs. Do you remember a teacher or sports coach you liked and admired? Almost certainly such a person supported and inspired you but also showed he or she valued you. You genuinely felt that you were given recognition as […]
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
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 […]
Competent Leaders are Strategic Thinkers
WHY ETHICAL LEADERSHIP MATTERS NOW
It’s at times like we are currently experiencing, where the entire world is combatting the coronavirus pandemic and where economic activity has collapsed, that the spotlight focuses on our political and business leadership. Entire nations are fearful as they struggle to contain the spread of a deadly virus; they are fearful also because entire […]