Monthly Archives: July 2011
Leadership is a choice that occurs moment at a time, in the same way that failing to be a leader is a choice that occurs moment at a time. This is the nature of the leadership journey and why it … Continue reading
It is often said that leadership is a learned skill – but how is that the case!?! Are not the skills of leadership diverse? Surely they can not all be learned? I agree that the skills of leaderhsip are diverse … Continue reading
T Harv Eker is famously quoted as saying, “how you do anything is how you do everything!” For leaders, in asking questions, nothing could be further form the truth. Leaders are curious. Leaders enquire. Leaders ask questions… but why??
Sometimes in life we are reminded of some of its simple truths in beautiful and unexpected ways. Today I was blessed with one such moment and the topic upon which it focused was the achievement of “Personal Best”. The achievement … Continue reading
The debate as to whether the best ‘leader’ of a group should be the person who is best at ‘doing’ its core activity has raged forever. Personally, I am a strong advocate that the best leader be the leader… whoever … Continue reading
As most avid sports fans would attest, there is much to learn about leadership (good and bad!) when watching professional sporting teams in action. Indeed, so it is with ‘le Tour de France’ – the epic 21 day event billed … Continue reading
Occasionally, leaders create a glass ceiling that limits their team’s ability to achieve its objectives. In my observation, this typically occurs when a leader strays too far into ‘management territory’ – they over manage, they dis-empower or create a bottleneck.
On 29 June, the Herald Sun’s Leadership column featured the successful succession program implemented by my client WASCA. The interesting element of the WASCA story, as you can read below, is that the succession program also involved a shift of … Continue reading
Whichever way you look at it, leaders are in the PR game. But what does this really mean? In 1978, at the first World Assembly of Public Relations Associations in Mexico, PR was defined broadly as the art of analyzing … Continue reading
It is so central to leadership to remember that the people you lead are…. People! Taking time to connect with them can make a HUGE difference to a leader’s success. I hope you enjoy my thoughts on this topic.