Category Archives: Category: Leadership

No one wants to tell a CEO-owner that their baby is ugly

Building a company is a very personal matter. Anyone who has ever started a business from scratch knows that they feel sensitive about every aspect of the business, like a parent you are proud and protective. Good feedback is welcomed with a smile. Bad feedback, on the other hand, is usually met with a defence.

Humility = Great Leadership

To develop humility in leadership you have to learn about you and become especially aware of your ego. The ego is your sense of self.  Your boundaries; a feeling of being you. Ego gives all of us definition in the 3-dimensional world: ”This is my body. This is my mind. This is me. These are

Why is it difficult for senior executives to form teams?

Most people believe teams outperform individuals. However, this is not always the case, and certainly not when it comes to top teams. I have met many CEOs who have told me about their frustration trying to get their top executives to act as a team.  They talk about silo thinking and lack of the four

Abolish the myth of THEM

The myth of THEM leaves you believing you are separate from the problems you see in others. For 20 years, I have been a witness to, and party in, this delusional story that always begins with this sentiment, “When these people show better leadership we will be able to……….” this is what I call the

Advanced Management Program

Photo by Andreas Klassen on Unsplash Congratulations! You have taken the first step towards joining a powerful global community of leaders who are committed to defining the future.  Leaders who know their imagination and dedication can shape the future MGL’s Advanced Management Progam is a 3-day Masterclass with a Six-month follow-through process that will culminate with

Blaming Kills……

Some years back we built a tool to help managers understand Mindsets and how to maintain, what we termed, a leadership mindset – i.e. focused on vision, values and goals.  The premise being, everyone’s mindset shifts because of emotional triggers. Great leaders counter this natural phenomenon by creating a vision they are committed to, by defining

Companies that are led by passion are remarkable places

Companies that are led by passion are remarkable places to work because they hold the potential for greatness. When most of us think about start-ups, we build pictures of smart, young, vibrant entrepreneurs with technology to sell. When I think about start-ups, I am excited by experiencing passion that is so palpable it infects me

Why change needs leadership

Organisations need people who challenge the status quo and look for new sources of value because business-as-usual leads to decline. Disruptors are everywhere and are very much part of the 21st-century competitive landscape. Step 1. Generate Urgency There are plenty of examples of companies that have been left behind because they didn’t have leadership looking into