Category Archives: Category: Teamwork

How to make money from poor leadership

Let me tell you a story about one of our clients.  Imagine a small bespectacled gentleman, about 5’6 tall, neatly dressed in a grey linen suit, with a style that pushes your mind to think of the Italian riviera. You are looking at Paulo, a humble quiet human being who, at heart, is a craftsman

Getting the best from your leadership team

High-performance leadership teams are extremely rare. MGL has worked in the arena of leadership development on every continent (except Antarctica) across 20 years. We have come to realise that building a high-performance leadership team is hard. In our experience, rogue elements continue to break-through, and simple mistakes generate unexpected outcomes that take time and energy

4 reasons why meetings should start and finish with rituals

The Power of Rituals You may think that your Vision, meticulously built over time, will shape the future of your company but you would be wrong.  Your daily habits are shaping your future, and have a far more significant influence than you might expect. A vision is a potent leadership tool that will help you,

Flying Blind: How to save the day?

Flying Blind: How to save the day? Let’s start with a story. Imagine the scene, bad weather, unreliable flight instruments, and then a lightning strike; a commercial jetliner is suddenly flying blind.  The captain and his first officer had lost all instruments; visual cues were nonexistent; all they could see was a darkened sky and storm clouds,

The world has changed, we have gone remote!

We now appreciate how fragile the world economic structure is, a virus shows up, and like the movie plot for Contagion, everyone’s world changed. Unlike the movie, this is not going to be resolved in 90mins with a hero vaccine created by one man.    Life has changed, and the opportunity for leadership is all around

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

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

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

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

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

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