The Essence of Executive Effectiveness

May 17, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

In the ongoing quest to gain understanding into the nuances of successful leadership and management as part of my executive coaching practice, I have developed distinctions between the behaviors that drive success in these respective areas. At the risk of oversimplifying things, I believe that (read on...)



3 Ways Transform the Workplace By Leading From Within

February 27, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

We are working and living in ongoing change and unstable times. Nothing is certain and with the increasing technology we can feel overwhelmed, unable to make clear decisions and increasingly irritated with the people around us. I believe everyone is a leader regardless of title. We lead in our (read on...)

Are You Too Certain About What You Know to Be Able to Learn?

February 3, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

The ability to rapidly learn and apply new ways of working is the key to business success, especially in our knowledge based economy. The dramatic changes in technology are leaving some senior people stranded as they struggle to manage the vast amounts of information required to run a successful (read on...)

What Level of Thinking Are You Encouraging in Your People?

February 3, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

We are facing an unprecedented crisis in workplace motivation. Only the businesses that are quick to learn and adapt will survive and thrive in the current economic climate. Survey after survey is showing that the majority of people are disengaged at work and are delivering well below their best (read on...)

Believe It’s Possible and You Are Half Way There

January 5, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Think about it – kids believe there is a Santa Clause, that they can be prime minister (president), that they can fly, that there are angels watching over them and some even have imaginary friends. For them anything is possible and that belief fuels their imaginations. Adidas have chosen (read on...)

How Proficient Are Your People?

December 10, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

As a senior manager you probably have very high levels of awareness and technical expertise in your chosen field. You can effortlessly make decisions that actually require reflecting on your vast experience, and sorting through millions of mental maps with various levels of complexity. But what (read on...)

In Management, Once Is Not Enough

October 8, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

When it comes to effective management, once is not enough! Are you falling into the trap of telling your people only once and assuming that they will then diligently get on with your request? In the modern workplace we are all inundated with hundreds of demands from clients and customers as well (read on...)

Are You Making Your People Feel Disgusted?

September 12, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

While many businesses have a set of values, they are often seen as irrelevant and even a source of disgust by staff. This is because they don’t see the connection between the stated values and behaviour of senior management. For example, I heard of one business where (read on...)

The Gift of Self: Eight Key Qualities of a Great Leader

August 12, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

I was reading a brief article written in the early 1900’s by Elisabeth Leseur as part of my daily meditative materials. In the article she provided the following list of qualities attributed to those special holy people who serve as examples for all of us to emulate. As I read the article, (read on...)

Are You Helping or Hindering Performance?

August 12, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Are your emotions helping or hindering performance? Your emotions are setting the standards in your business and the performance of your team is like a mirror of your inner state of consciousness. If you want to change their performance you need to change the way you are thinking about it. The (read on...)

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