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Category: Models, Principles, and Behaviours

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
The Art Of Impossibility

In today’s world it is no longer the art of “possibility” thinking and doing that makes the difference but the art of “impossibility” thinking and doing. I read an article written a few weeks ago by Gareth Armstrong: “Future leaders challenge the impossible”. It had me thinking and as I engaged top leaders out there […]

Successful Leaders Confront Three Common Challenges

As I begin this article, I am sitting in the offices of one of our clients where we have been tasked to give one last big push to assist the executive team to try and save the operation before aggressive, even desperate, measures are taken to turn it around, or a “shut it down” will […]

You Aren’t Really A Leader Unless You Successfully Delegate

Today I would like to focus on a leadership skill that literally separates leaders who are average or even good from those who are extraordinary. By way of introduction, pay careful attention to the following passage from the renowned entrepreneur and leader, Richard Branson: “I believe in using and harnessing other people’s knowledge and experience, […]

The Leadership Shackle of Hasty Judgements

  The saying ‘Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water’ is an effective warning to us as leaders against destroying the good while we reject the bad. This is applicable in many situations that we come across on a daily basis. We find daily examples of ‘throwing the baby out with the bath […]

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
Three Mistakes CEOs Make

In a recent study by Keas, an employee health and wellness company based in San Francisco USA, where they interviewed over 100 HR professionals on various topics, one of the questions they asked was:  “In your experience, what are the top three Human Resource mistakes that every CEO makes?”  The response: 64% – CEOs don’t […]

Are Leaders Born or Created?

Recently on our Facebook page, the much debated question of whether or not leaders are born or can be created was asked.  I shared an answer there but would like to address this question in a certain way and in more detail in this column. As we sit with top leaders from top brands and companies […]

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