Recently I read a really interesting quote someone posted on LinkedIn as part of the 10 day mentoring challenge and it really changed my perspective.
"Nobody is the bad guy. Everyone is the hero of their own story. Assume that everyone is trying to do
Day-to-day life can be challenging.
When things get tough, people get ill. Both physically and mentally.
Unfortunately for one hairdresser in the UK, her struggle with mental illness lead to her employer sacking her.
The unnamed woman was diagnosed wit
My interest was piqued by an article I read today on the Harvard Business Review website. It talks about the many leadership voices you may need to access and develop to respond to every situation you encounter as a leader or manager. Interestingly
On the community we are constantly looking for new ways to help you with your CPD. Recently we have been hosting monthly polls in each of the zones to get your opinions on workplace situations. We have combined these poll results with research conduc
When you think about it, no organisational failure of any magnitude can come as a surprise. Someone, somewhere, was aware that things were not right. Yet those people either did not say anything or their concerns were ignored.
For instance, remembe
“Mine!” Who hasn’t heard a young child say that? The concept of ownership is one of our most primitive senses. Indeed, I once read that the difference between North American and South American history, (both colonised around the same time) could be
In 1991 Charles Handy concluded that the basic purpose of an organisation is to perpetuate itself within the context of the environment in which it operates. You might not have thought about it in quite that way, but that conviction encapsulates and
Of course you are not a talking head. But are you – or any members of your team – in danger of becoming one or being seen as one?
The idea was novel. It had promise. It was exciting. Yet part of me still baulked. “People won’t take me seriously.” “I will be ridiculed.” “It is too alien: no businessman would be interested.” Those were just some of the doubts that paralyzed me.
Continuing with the recent theme of leadership and the question of whether or not you are a good leader, here is something else you can do to find out. Ask yourself, “Do I focus on value?”
That might seem like a very strange question. Your instinc
Continuing with the last week’s theme and pursuing the subject of leadership and the question of whether or not you are a good leader, another area worth assessing is your organisational well-being. Is this a topic you ever consider and, if so, to wh
If you are supremely confident, you might respond quickly, “Of course!” If you are more modest or less confident
Change is an integral part of life. So much so that we are often completely unaware of it. We simply wake up one day to the realization that something familiar isn’t quite the same as we thought it was.
We experienced a good example of this over the C
You probably know that, if you put a frog in cold water and slowly heat it, it will eventually boil to death. This fact was popularised by management guru Charles Handy in his 1989 book, “The Age of Unreason.” But even though you know the parable, d
As a human being you cannot survive on your own. It doesn’t matter how capable or self-sufficient you consider yourself to be, it is practically impossible. Interdependence is an inescapable fact of life. If you are a manager or leader, you definitel
You couldn’t have made it up! In a world where the excesses of business have fuelled strong – sometimes violent – protests against capitalism and corporate malfeasance, Donald Trump won the US election because he was perceived as a businessman! Despi
Less than 3% of leadership time is spent on collectively building a view of the future. At least, so said Gary Hamel and CK Prahalad in their book “Competing for the Future.” You might find some comfort in the fact that shocking statistic is over two
You could count all the words of Spanish I know on one hand, but “No Mas!” is a phrase I remember well (thanks to an historical boxing match last century.) But it took on a new relevance this past week.
This stemmed from a TED talk, “How to Save the
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