Category Archives: Effective Leadership

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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2 Types of Manager: Are you a Cook or a Baker?

You can only watch so many ‘Come Dine With Me’ programmes before springing into action. Right? So, I decided to make a first foray into baking. The guy on the telly had an IQ of about -42; if he could … Continue reading

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