Sitting on a smallish plane bumping out of Wellington the other day, I reflected on the absurdness of my situation. To quote Elton John: sitting in a tin can far from the world. And realised that in order for me or any one of my fellow passengers to be here in the first place took a level of trust…..
One of the patterns I observe in myself and other leaders is that when we are asked a question, we feel compelled to come up with an answer. I’ve recently started reading Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up by Jerry Colonna. I say started because….
Meditation doesn’t work for everyone. Let’s be clear, I’m not maligning the research or dissing what has become a regular and helpful practice for many. But I am wary of is anything that assumes there is not an exception …
Everywhere you look at the moment it seems someone is touting the importance of being “authentic”. A close run second is the need to be “fully self-expressed”. Actually no. Taken to its logical conclusion this is just an excuse to behave badly.
There are plenty of books on how to start – projects, relationships, making money, and enough on when to quit or how to finish – think conscious uncoupling! What there is less advice on is how to manage the middle.
Over the course of the last seven articles, I’ve explored the context and the six reasons leaders fail in effectively developing the next generation of leaders. Here I summarise the series and provide links to previous articles.
In this brave new world of diversity and inclusion and #metoo, many men feel unsure, left out or left behind. Most are too afraid to say so, and those that do are often labelled as sexist or worse. My belief is that to build truly inclusive workplaces….
Most of us are aware we need to be prepared for a future we’ve yet to get our heads around. A future that involves driverless cars, robotics, artificial intelligence, big data. A future shaped by changing demographics and geo-politics. A future we can’t yet imagine....