Category Archives: Category: Success

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

Become a Catalyst

Great Leadership is the Catalyst for Success Many gifted people get lost inside companies, because the conversations with their leader do not allow them to develop a mindset that genuinely loves a challenge; when leaders learn to be the Catalyst gifted people bubble over with energy and strive to reach their potential and do their

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

Getting past thinking “I AM RIGHT!” When we guess something, we generally believe we are right, or at least, almost right. The more familiar the content set or scenario is, the stronger this feeling becomes. This assumption is not rational; however, we can quickly generate a logical argument to support our hypotheses and position our

Word of the year 2019

Having coached executives for 20 years the word that I connect most with the success I have seen in the best is discipline. This is why I am making DISCIPLINE my word of the year for 2019. Each letter offers you leadership advice… D: Decide what you are going to create and build a vivid vision.

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

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?

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

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.