Location, location, location

Location, location, location

Mature people mature people One of the things that leaders have to think about is the development of the members of their team. It is an interesting challenge, and is a responsibility that comes with the role. Whether you are the leader of an organisation that...
Types and Styles

Types and Styles

What you are and what you do One of the objections I often hear about identifying people’s behaviour tendencies, or characteristics, or the type of person they are, or their wiring, is that people think or feel that they are being boxed. This is actually a valid...
Rewards and Gifts

Rewards and Gifts

Excuse the pun, but understanding rewards and gifts, and using them as a tool in your toolbox, can be one of the most rewarding exercises you can engage in as a leader. As a point of departure, you need to know that rewards and gifts are not either or, they are both...
Managing Perceptions

Managing Perceptions

  Salt looks like sugar   Managing perceptions   The effectiveness of any leader is determined by their ability to manage multiple entities at the same time. The best and most concise definition of “management” I have found is: “Management is a...
Keeping the engine running

Keeping the engine running

Why is change so difficult? The answer: Because all permanent change requires a change of values. One of the big changes in thinking when becoming a leader is valuing things that you did not value before. Why is this important? Because you only consistently do what...
Call in the Specialist

Call in the Specialist

If the job is specialized, you need a specialist I love the true story of the chairman who completed an assessment and gave himself maximum marks for every question. When asked why he replied: “Because I am the chairman.” If you are going think like a leader you have...