Friday
Sep182015

LEADERSHIP AND HIGH PERFORMANCE

In this latest article I explore the relationship between leadership and high performance. I argue that it is part of the core work of modern leadership to bring the best out of people and to influence them to work and perform really well together. I suggest various ways that leaders can achieve that. Remember that a 30 second registration process will enable you to download all our articles for free and to go on our mailing list to receive the latest quarterly leadership updates.

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Friday
May082015

LEADING YOUR ORGANISATION TO SUCCESS

What have you been doing lately to move your organisation to a higher level of performance, collaboration and creativity? What have you been doing lately to change your organisation for the better? In this Article I describe some of the great leadership work that I have observed senior managers undertaking in their own organisations. I argue that human beings are naturally adaptive, inventive and cooperative - we have proven it throughout history despite all our efforts to the contrary. It just take some leadership in organisations to bring these qualities to the fore. Don't forget to take the thirty seconds to register to read all our Articles for free.

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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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