How to build a leadership team in​ 90 days

The first step is to have a plan; sounds simple? Of course, any decent manager will have a plan usually consisting of early wins, delivering functional goals and proving that they were the right choice. Great leaders understand they are in it for the long haul and building a team requires the same due diligence as delivering […]

Re-Engineering Elephants

The most significant engineering challenge we each face is self-engineering.  Changing our behaviour is critically important if we want to continue to be successful; What Got You Here Won’t Get You There is not only the title of a book written by Marshall Goldsmith‎, it is also an immutable truth for all of us. Confronting […]

What Colour are YOU?

We are all driven by values - they form the foundation of our lives.

Values act as a lens through which we interpret the world, and if you are a leader, they interpret how you judge those you lead.    Your values will influence your decisions about people; who you promote and the kinds of activities you believe are worthy of your time. Despite this importance, few leaders choose […]

What is the biggest LEADERSHIP challenge great leaders face head on?

I THINK I AM RIGHT A simple experiment uncovers this challenge every time. Set an almost impossible problem scenario and then set your leaders up to fail. To do this, you have them answer the scenario alone. This builds the first barrier, ” I think my answers are right or almost right.” This psychological pneumonia […]

What Makes you a Great Leader?

What is leadership? Do a search and you will find endless definitions, but we think it is simple. Being a great leader is the ability to motivate yourself and others. However, you cannot be a great leader on your own. Napoleon’s leadership crystalised into using the best talent available. Until the French Revolution the aristos were […]

Which company would you like to lead – Apple or Samsung?

Two great companies - two very different leadership styles...

Tim Cook is the leader at Apple. He is up there alongside Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos as a famous tech leader. He had the unenviable task of replacing perhaps the most admired and loved innovator of the past 50 years, Steve Jobs. This week he has had the enjoyable task of telling the stock […]