I have lost count of the number of learning & development days, coaching sessions, leadership workshops both face to face and virtual I have facilitated this year….. Lots! Perhaps, (wishful thinking maybe) I have had the opportunity to impact 1000’s of individuals lives for good? In addition, I have...Read more
Nobody is a nobody. Through my life and career, oftentimes I’ve heard phrases like “what does it really matter, I’m nobody,” or “I’m just one of the thousands, I’m nobody really”. Perhaps in the past you may have felt or are feeling now that you are a nobody. “We...Read more
The importance of listening for great communication is widely understood, presenting an important challenge for anyone aspiring to be a great communicator. Yet, our day-to-day understanding of the practice of listening is often confined by a little understood conviction, an assumption that limits the practice in a simple yet...Read more
There is a fascinating piece of ‘research’ that suggests that within any given team there are four groups including the new comers (20%), steady eddies (60%), high flyers (10%) and slackers (10%). While high flyers demand attention and slackers do all they can to do as little as they...Read more
“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” Mark Twain. Corruption, greed, dishonesty, fraud, selfishness – the daily news headlines of our world today, including recently “Nigeria and Afghanistan ‘Possibly World’s Most Corrupt Countries’ ” by Prime Minister David...Read more
While are we frequently all too aware of the effect other people have on us we are seldom as aware of the effect we have on ourselves. More often than not, up until the moment someone makes us aware that we do indeed have an effect on ourselves, it...Read more
Over the years I’ve heard a truckload of definitions of leadership – be it an academic view or a view won through real experience there are many good and many not-so-good definitions out there. Some years ago I heard leadership defined quite uniquely. Rather than another statement, leadership was...Read more
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