Leadership agility in times of change: Leadership Essentials (Part 9)

25 May 2017

Today’s leaders are increasingly challenged by highly volatile, changeable environments. They need to do more with less and execute with precision in environments marked by major uncertainty, flux and growing complexity. To do this they need to build agility to ensure they adapt and lead in a way that ensures the organization is well positioned [&hellip

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Common leadership derailers and how to avoid them

19 May 2017

There are a number of common traps that leaders can fall into. It’s all too often that we come across these in our work as executive coaches and leadership development specialists. So, as a gentle reminder of what not to do…and what to remember TO do, here’s six tips to avoid common leadership potholes: Not [&hellip

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Are you building an organization to win or to last?

12 May 2017

At a recent How to: academy talk I had the pleasure of listening to Simon Sinek share his thinking from his latest book, outlining finite versus infinite players in organizations. He started by explaining this concept in terms of games. Finite games being those which have a definite beginning and ending, and are bound by [&hellip

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Building high trust leadership in a digital world

08 May 2017

I was fortunate enough to attend the Changeboard annual conference recently. The event was themed around trust-building in a “VUCA world”. Most of us in the business world have heard the VUCA term referred to on an increasingly frequent basis. However, for those who haven’t heard it, it stands for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. [&hellip

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Developing persuasive powers to light up the organization: Leadership Essentials (Part 8)

27 Apr 2017

The ability to persuade co-workers and other stakeholders (customers, investors, suppliers, etc.) is arguably the most important skill a leader requires to energize people and get things done in 21st century organizations. Rigid ‘command and control’ structures are giving way to flatter, fluid and highly matrixed organizations and this requires skilful relationship building and influencing [&hellip

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