Category Archives: Effective Leadership

Making Your Promises Explicit: Taking a Leadership Oath:

In the consulting world, I come across many different managers and styles of leadership. Some people are planful, understanding exactly what they are going to do and when they are going to do it. Others are more instinctual, sensing what … Continue reading

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Excellent Performance From People: Follow the ‘10 Commandments!’

Improving organizational performance by leveraging Human Resources has been a hot topic since God was a boy. Every year hundreds of titles are published around this subject. Yet most executives, suffering from information overload, have little hope of wading through … Continue reading

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Leadership In Action: Telling Great Change Stories

Do you remember any nursery rhymes from when you were a child? Here’s one that sticks in my mind. It was sung to us as we were going to sleep: “Tell me a story Tell me a story Tell me … Continue reading

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 The Leadership Conundrum: Doing the Right Thing Takes Effort

In Portugal, Nicole (our youngest) was doing an overnight at Pony Camp. Linda and I had a ‘night off’ and could eat where we wanted to – for a change. Duas Passoes is a recently renovated fish restaurant, affording beautiful sea … Continue reading

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Want to Make an Impact? Then change the way you deliver the message

After publishing The Transformation Roadmap, I secured a number of projects working with Executive teams around ‘how to’ manage change. Working with some younger executives – the ideas were brand new and I was a hero.  Hooray! However, the downside in working … Continue reading

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Snake Charming: Why Leaders Avoid Anxiety

                    I have a client who recently took on an international role. He now spends more time on airplanes than Willie Walsh in British Airways (yes, be careful what you wish … Continue reading

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Overcoming Organisation Politics: Is it Possible?

Lets start with a caveat. It’s not possible to have a ‘politics free zone’ in any organization. When 2 people are married and live under the same roof, there’s an element of politics. Similarly, when 2 or more people are … Continue reading

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