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Making Sense of Organisational Change – Part 1

In the workplace, we are all on the road to somewhere. Using a roadmap regarding organisational change can make that journey much easier… In 1947, Kurt Lewin explored how change could be effected in the workplace. He came up with a static model, which in its most simplistic form made perfect sense: In the late […]

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Faster is Slower – Managing Impossible Deadlines

Here is something for you to think about: Pushing for an outcome right now, when you haven’t considered all the inputs, will lead to either a very messy and costly solution or even one with no outputs or outcome at all! Most of us are familiar with Aesop’s fables and one in particular regarding the […]

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Everybody Loves A Good Comeback – You Too Can Rise From The Ashes

Watching Big Shot the previous Sunday, former NCAA Division I champion basketball coach Marvyn Korn (John Stamos) has these very words said to him by a good friend who is also a chief basketball scout: “Everybody loves a good comeback.” For anyone who has caught up with this show, the feelgood story on Disney+ is […]

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The Kindness Revolution – Hugh MacKay

Or how crises and catastrophes are the making of us in challenging times and the importance of why we (both you and me) need to show leadership in our communities from the ground up… As I was sitting in the reception room of our dentist last weekend, an interview with Hugh MacKay was unfolding on […]

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Rameses II – A Leader Among Leaders

This is the first post in an ongoing series that will look at key leaders throughout Time and their enduring legacy, including key attributes applicable to leaders today I am a great believer that leaders are made, not born. That being said, there is much in the way of literature out there regarding how leaders […]

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The Hardest Thing I Have To Tell CEOs

It seems all through my working life, I have had to tell CEOs how it is… As some of you would be aware, I have spent a reasonable amount of time as a CEO. So, I do have some insight here regarding what I am about to say next. The bottomline: you should always tell […]

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Sometimes Leadership is Just About Being There…

Have you ever thought about what it means to just be there and lead? I spent the recent weekend in lockdown due to a little COVID outbreak. During this time, a colleague of mine was having an extremely difficult time in the district they manage outside the lockdown zone. Although people in these communities had […]

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Leadership – Three Variations on a Theme

Some thoughts on leadership and three ways to give it a spin! Blood Sweat & Tears I was reading through the comments on MDL yesterday regarding a current Kdrama – Oh! Master. There was one comment that jumped out at me regarding the piece of music played on guitar by one of my favourite supporting […]

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Inspirational Reading – Covid’s Unexpected Side Effect: It Made Them Better Leaders

In the latest newsletter from American Express Business Class, I came across a link to an article by Lindsay Blakely, a writer for Inc: Synopsis A brush with the brutal virus brought fear, gratitude, and clarity to these business owners Running a business while recovering from Covid is no easy task. For some owners it […]

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Self Reflection – The Challenge of Being A Leader

Being a leader is not easy. It is, as I have described to many others, the equivalent to “whistling in the wind.“ There are days when it feels as if there is no answer on the horizon, those around you are struggling and others still, need you to come up with an answer there and […]

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