Think like a strategist
May14

Think like a strategist

Are you strategic? Are you strategic enough? Many leaders we meet, unless quite senior, are focused on the tactical, day-to-day realities of work. That’s OK, but there needs to be a balance, for everyone, regardless of our role – everyone needs to weave in strategy in what they do. And in order to be a positive disruptor, it’s absolutely crucial to focus on and develop strategic ability. So, what is strategy then really? This is what...

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Leadership in 2020 – as predicted in 2014
Feb18

Leadership in 2020 – as predicted in 2014

In 2014 we were asked to write an article about what leadership would look like in 2020, and why. The published article follows below. Have a read – does this represent the leadership landscape of 2020? And what do you think are the leadership development trends for the next few years? Please comment below. Thanks! Leadership is fluid and dynamic, it is changing continuously. What leadership was all about 20 years ago has...

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Creating a lasting legacy
Feb14

Creating a lasting legacy

More than ever, the world needs leaders who are strategically focused on the long-term picture; long-term sustainable organisational success – not just their own short-term success. Have you observed how when a new (senior) leader joins a team/division/organisation they are typically expected to put their own ‘mark’ on it? We call this a ruler leader. Everyone’s eyes are on them; what will they do? What’s...

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The bottom line
Aug17

The bottom line

Most people are of course familiar with the concept of the bottom line. It’s about financial viability. Decisions need to consider the impact on the bottom line; ie – is this action/product/service/investment etc going to add to the bottom line or subtract from it? This is naturally of massive importance to any organisation. It’s not viable to do things that are not going to pay back in some way. So far, we’re...

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