Monday
Feb272017

THE CREATIVE AND CHANGEABLE MIND OF THE LEADER

Margaret Thatcher once famouslyboasted that "this lady is not for turning". Plenty of her fellow warrior leaders are still roaming the corridors of modern companies and organisations, and the style has become popular again in American Presidents, but they are now competing with a new species - the innovators. Increasingly, organisations are looking for leaders who have strong and flexible minds and who are creative and changeable.

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Monday
Feb272017

THE FUTURE

Let's do some cognitive work together, and depending on your disposition, we can try to figure out how we humans got into the fine mess we currently occupy and how we are going to get out of it, or we can marvel at our accomplishments and wonder where they will take us next!

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Monday
Feb272017

COMMITMENT IS POWERFUL; ATTACHMENT IS NOT

In an age when the innovators are giving the elbow to the warriors, and when organisations need to be adaptive, collaborative and inventive if they are to survive and perform well, what is the role of commitment?

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Friday
Sep022016

LEADERSHIP ON TOP: HOW MANAGERS AND OTHERS BECOME LEADERS

My new book "Leadership on Top: How Managers and Others Become Leaders" has just been published and all the information and purchase details can be obtained at the dedicated webpage www.vividpublishing.com.au/leadershipontop/ . The book is available in paperback and as an ebook from all the major global online retailers as well. A new page on our own website is under construction and will be devoted to news about "Leadership on Top".

Thursday
May052016

LEADERSHIP AND THE BETTER PERSON

Does leadership require us to be a better person? I believe it does - that it is a value-laden acitivity that does require us to accept new responsibilities and to be bigger than our regularly self-absorbed self. This question arose for me in some recent work I did for a major aquaculture company and this article explores these themes. Remeber that you can access all the back copies our articles through a thirty second registration process.