Think about the last time you really felt isolated at work. I don’t mean the isolation that the world is currently experiencing due to the Corona pandemic that has forced people into isolation from their colleagues. Regardless of where you work or how many people you a...

March 26, 2020

Tough times are defining moments in a leader’s career.  Moments that result in greatness or mediocrity. Great leaders emerge whether difficulty stems from economic conditions, social upheaval, medical emergencies or unforeseen changes in direction that challenges them...

November 14, 2019

We all have expectations in our lives: work, relationships, what we want out of life and who we want to become, what we expect of our children, their schools and other institutions, even what we expect from our governments. One key to happiness lies within the manageme...

July 28, 2019

“So many expectations so little time.” This was the statement made to me by a participant on one of the leadership development programmes I ran recently. This got me thinking as to what exactly my fellow learner and leadership protagonist meant by this. Alas I was unab...

As I travel around the world on a weekly basis, I meet a variety of people from different cultures. I often feel blessed that I have the opportunity to be part of this melting pot!

It always gets me thinking though: what do culture and multiculturalism mean to us all? O...

February 28, 2019

More and more I am hearing that hierarchy is awful and unnecessary, and that if you simply empower people and get them rallied around a meaningful purpose, they'll work together without any need for defined leaders or managers - no power structure of any kind.  These m...

December 12, 2018

As an organisation who designs and delivers Leadership & Talent Development programmes, one of the biggest challenges we face is getting delegates to make time for learning. Attending a programme takes up time, but that's only a few hours or perhaps a couple of days. T...

November 22, 2018

We all have to give and receive feedback at work and also in our relationships - either professional or personal. It is an effective and healthy way to check where we are at and where we need to go in order to improve. At the receiving end, we can use feedback to bolst...

Stress has always been a part of our lives. Fifty years ago, without the Internet or mobile phones, people were able to disconnect from the details of their friends’ and families’ lives when they went home. They would have to wait until the next time they saw someone,...

Recently, a delegate attending a programme I was running on leadership development expressed frustration as to the lack of success they were having when communicating with a colleague. “Why is it that every time I say something they seem to clam up?”

This exchange got m...

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