Ask any leader on this planet: Do you want your people to bring their Best Selves to work? The answer would be an unequivocal “YES, of course”. In fact, the answer may include: “I and our business cannot afford anything less.” But please think very carefully about the following question: Have you or society taught […]
Author: Adriaan Groenewald
A New Year or just Another Year – same challenges and lessons in different wrapping; same organization and position with an adjusted objective; more expectations with proportionally less resources; same family members? Same old? Some start this year at a different place with different people, or with a different opportunity. I wish you well. But […]
The most important ingredient for the recipe of great leadership, especially in today’s VICCAS – Variety, Interdependent, Complex, Changing, Ambiguous, Seamless – world is “Authentic Confidence”, which is more than just confidence or self-confidence. It sounds so simplistic, but it’s not. It is simple though. You have to lead yourself towards Authentic Confidence…successfully. A faked […]
Is it simply a matter of succession planning gone wrong? Is this about the current leader’s failure, the incumbent’s lack of credibility or inability to transition fast enough, a weak organisational culture? Or is there more to this vexing question of why organisations, divisions, branches, political parties struggle when a leader leaves? When you think […]
Dear World I am an insignificant person in one small corner of the earth. Like you I recognize things are not right and I am deeply alarmed; something is going horribly wrong around us. Because I am in the Leadership space and have been interviewing top leaders for almost 20 years, my subjective assessment was […]
Is your leadership development really working – changing behaviour and culture; improving performance?
For your client organisations to perform according to market and stakeholder expectations, in an extremely volatile socio-political and economic environment over the next year and longer, will require exceptional leadership on all levels. They know this, so they may have embarked – or will soon – on a leadership development programme with you that spans […]
Is your leadership development really working – changing behaviour and culture; improving business performance?
For your organisation to perform according to market and stakeholder expectations, in an extremely volatile socio-political and economic environment over the next year and longer, will require exceptional leadership on all levels. You know this, so your organisation may have embarked – or will soon – on a leadership development programme that spans several years, […]
Last year I shared a couple of tweets from this passage by Louis Groenewald and received more re-tweets than ever before: “Passion is a powerful language. Passion for a cause crosses cultural and language barriers. It is felt, rather than mentally understood. Passion feels authentic. It sends out honest vibes. It can be quiet and […]
There are different kinds of leadership. Some leaders cause individuals or society to ‘fall off a cliff’. Some leaders move all things toward a positive result – where both the individual and its environment or society benefit. How may we define this kind of leadership? The following questions and answers may help clarify the Leadership […]
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein. Leadership is the universal art of creating, sustaining and changing movement. In our constant contact with leaders at all levels of society, we find a need to reinforce principles of movement dynamics that were contained in a previous […]