How good are leaders at maintaining inner balance?
Has 2020 been tough, manageable or has it presented new opportunity and growth? Are you processing the year that is passing and orientating towards the one ahead? Or is it a case of holding on in this lockdown state until we know more, so that we can do more? When will we convene with ourContinue reading “Decompression Zone”
Are you operating above or below the line? Motivations drive our behaviour and our thinking. They impact our relationships and our results. So it makes sense for us to take a step back and ask, what is driving us? How does that impact our behaviour? What results are we getting? What is behind those interactionsContinue reading “Above the line”
The skills of highly successful groups that move through crisis in positive ways are not predestined, they can be built.
I first came across Patagonia the company around three or four years ago. A bright yellow book caught my eye in a bookshop. On the cover, in bold black and green writing, was the luminous title: ‘Conscious Capitalism – liberating the heroic spirit of business.’ Patagonia is a case study in the book (yes, the book cameContinue reading “Care to Act? A Covid-19 response”
The WEF has issued a triple investment imperative: invest in reskilling at-risk workers, upskilling the workforce generally and in building learning centres in organisations. This is in preparation for the looming Fourth Industrial Revolution, a revolution that has become terribly fashionable in business parlance of late. One would think that 4IR seems quite distant fromContinue reading “A new mandate for business and leaders”
What do these words describe? Sense-making, visioning, inventing, relating. It’s the MIT Sloan 4 Capabilities Leadership Framework. How many leadership development programmes have a mainframe like this, how many leaders in organisations are developing these critical – some might say ethereal – components of leadership? I can think of a few leadership pointers thatContinue reading “Superman is dead, and other thoughts on leadership”