Category Archives: Category: Core Values

Two questions I get asked often

…is, what makes a great leader? I’ve been working in leadership development for over 20 years, in that time I’ve met lots of leaders, a small percentage of whom were truly great leaders.  This small percentage of great leaders share several characteristics.  The first one is, they understand how to engage people, how to connect

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The right fit

  Culture must be more than skin deep Company culture and cultural fit have a significant impact on our productivity, our willingness to offer ideas and our day-­to-­day happiness. All organisations are living, social organisms; this is why culture is more powerful than management teams or CEOs. Culture is the behavioural expression of how people in an organisation

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Ideas don’t create value on their own

Without the execution of a strategy, ideas are just thoughts with potential value.  The holy grail for all leadership teams and CEOs is to be lauded by shareholders and peers as sustained value creators. As most of us know this circle is small, from Jim Collins’ research for his book Good to Great only 11

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Overcome the complexity of forming a high-performance-team

Team’s talk Research shows us that management teams are rarely performing as high-performance teams, and are often experienced as ineffective and unproductive by the team members. Frankly, we don’t need research to prove this; we all talk to colleagues and friends who complain about the way their management team works. They all describe issues of

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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

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What Colour are YOU?

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

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