Tag Archives: Leadership

Leadership is not a thing

If I ask you to explain what leadership is, it sounds like a simple question, doesn’t it? Go on, then. Answer it. You’ll probably start to think about leaders that you have worked with, the people who led the organisation that you have worked in, or with. Perhaps you’ll think of iconic political leaders like […] Read More…

Your happy isn’t my happy

Sometimes you hear something that is so obvious you wonder what planet you’ve been on all your life not to have realised this yourself.  I recently read an interview with Professor Jochen Menges, in which he talked about this thing he has called ‘Emotional Diversity’. As he explained it, “ ‘Happy’ means different things to […] Read More…

How to be a brilliant leader

I’ve never been on a Leadership course so I have just made it up as I went along. I never really aspired to be a ‘leader’, I wasn’t that interested in climbing  the greasy pole, I just wanted to get things done and make stuff happen. I found out very quickly that you need to […] Read More…

The innovation conundrum

“You must innovate to survive” has become something of a truism in today’s business environment and yet many companies and large organisations are hopeless at innovation. It doesn’t matter how much the leadership team say they are going to innovate or how many team away days, corporate hack-a-thons, suggestion boxes or way-out schemes they try, […] Read More…

A call for heart-centred leadership

I am starting out, rather uncertainly, on a quest. I want to promote heart-centred leadership, intuitive and nurturing in style. I believe this is what the world needs today, to create organisations for the 21st century that release the potential of the people within them rather than trying to define them as narrow functions within […] Read More…

The secret to building a successful business

We know that business life has got more demanding in recent years, as the pace of change gets ever greater and traditional models are disrupted. Companies need to be more agile, flexible, dynamic, responsive, creative, innovative and resilient to survive and grow. They often look to startups, where they perceive the qualities exist, and try […] Read More…

Why should we change our organisations?

There are many sound and compelling business reasons why we should be rehumanising our organisations, putting the people upfront and central to the whole enterprise. When you give people a purpose to work, treat them as whole human beings and trust them with the freedom and autonomy to decide for themselves what to do, there […] Read More…