Friday
May082015

STRENGTH AND VULNERABILITY IN LEADERSHIP

The conventional view and common practice is that leaders should be strong, decisive and directive, and avoid showing any vulnerability. In this Article I argue that sometimes the armour can be a greater weakness for leaders than the flesh. I give many practical examples of situations where the choice for leaders is not between being strong or weak, but between being strong or large.

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Friday
May082015

COURAGE AND FEAR IN LEADERSHIP

Leadership regularly requires courage but that is not the same as the absence of fear. If courage meant no fear then most leaders would be cowards. In this Article I argue that one of the big challenges which faces many leaders is their fear of fear. They could be bigger and better leaders if they had more effective ways of dealing with this fear. Mindfulness is one of the practices which can help, as well as a concerted effort to change the thinking which is driving the fear. Don't forget to take the thirty seconds to register to read all our Articles for free.

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Monday
Sep152014

CREATIVITY IS MAKING FOR FROM MILK

Recently I did some developmental and consulting work for the Executive and top fifty people leaders at Synlait Milk in New Zealand. The company has been one of the most successful start ups in New Zealand over the past six years and I review their typical challenge of staying creative and entrepreneurial while achieving operational excellence. I draw on some lessons from the experience of Pixar as recounted in the recent book "Creativity Inc." This Article and all the others can be read for free by taking the thirty seconds to register at the top right hand corner of this page.

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Monday
Sep152014

LEADERS AND THE STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

In this Article I argue that senior leaders often become captive to the norms and expectations of their own organisations. Some environments bring the best out of leaders and some don't. One of the tasks of leaders is to shape and build an environment which calls forth their leadership. In this Article I recommend some ways that leaders can do this. Remember to take the thirty seconds to register at the top right hand of this page in order to read this Article and all the others for free.

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Monday
Jul152013

THE SEVEN ELEMENTS OF "LEADERSHIP INSIGHT DIALOGUE"

We have designed a powerful learning development method which we call "Leadership Insight Dialogue". At the heart of the method is insight which leads to change. It is all about taking the lid off the secrets to effective and fulfilling leadership. And it is not just a way to learn leadership - it is a way to exercise leadership. This Article describes the seven elements of our method. A thirty second registration process will enable you to login and read this and all our articles for free.

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