Are leaders too hard on themselves?

Now that the importance of the leadership role has been recognized, there is a lot of pressure on leaders to perform.   Sometimes it seems that organizations are expecting superhuman efforts from our leaders with the result that, if something goes wrong, leaders assume the blame. I’ve seen leaders put themselves under enormous pressure to be…

10 Ways to Be an Authentic Leader + Infograhic

To truly build a sustainable team, leaders must strive to not only be effective, but authentic leader as well. Jumping onto the latest management philosophy without truly buying into it is a sure way to lose credibility, so careful and conscientious mindfulness is the key to any worthwhile team management plan. Team members can smell…

10 Tips For Confident Leaders

Being a leader can take a lot of courage and putting yourself out there. You’re not only expected to produce an extraordinary outcome, but take a diverse group of people along with you. On top of that, your team is also expected to perform and produce, and work closely and collaboratively. Your team members rely…

7 Key Trends – Neuroscience of Leadership

2018 will be a year of change so it promises to be very exciting. While there are many possibilities ahead, here are seven of the key trends I see impacting our workplaces this year. The increasing importance of social development at work: Our social group was for the company as well as for self-protection. We…

How to be a Great Future CEO

In leadership circles there is a lot of talk about how to be a “great” leader. This is only natural, I suppose, as no one wants to be “average.” Leadership is a highly competitive environment, and it’s not enough to just pass. As leaders, we are driven to excel. What Does a Great Leader Look…

3 Steps To Boosting Your Organisation’s Effectiveness.

Leaders have a vital role in improving the effectiveness of their organization’s because at the end of the day it all comes down to the individuals and how functional they are when they work together under a skilled leader. Innovative leaders need to adopt a three-fold approach in order to bring about real change within…

3 Keys to Easily Building New Skills and Talents!

We are really good at the things we do often and because we are good at them, we choose to do them often. We tend to ignore the things we are not so good at, and that is a pity when there are simple ways to turn these into talents and skills, too. Today I…

3 Steps to Motivating Your Organisation’s Key Employees with Blue Ocean Leadership

One of the top challenges of leading change in your organization as you leave the “bloody waters” of direct competition to create new markets and demand in the open spaces of “blue ocean”, is getting your people to “opt-in” and “buy” your leadership. Motivating your employees to reach their full potential and give their best…

If social media influences your decisions, you’re probably stuffing up.

Social media is an amazing tool for gathering information and for gauging the mood out there in the real world. Or is it? How often do we see comments these days about the lack of transparency on Facebook or Twitter? I regularly see people – or even memes – reminding people not to be jealous…