Tag Archives: Values

40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #25

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife and soulmate, retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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A radical reinvention of organisations: fantasy or reality?

Many organisations appear paralysed by the pace of current change, and some experts suggest that this requires a radical reinvention of management practice! However, what is needed, in my opinion, is greater adaptability. But does this require a radical intervention? … Continue reading

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‘Think Consensus is Good, Think Again!’

As an established leader, developing executive teams or organisations, and often when working in collaboration with other partners, a consensus is required to achieve set goals. The lubricant that makes the team, especially partnership actions successful is that consensus. However, … Continue reading

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How ethical a leader are you?

While on holiday in Thailand recently, I read John Davy’s book, titled “Would Your Boss Punch You In The Face”. I highly recommend it. Davy offers some great stories and insights about his journey of growth and development. In his book, … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #18

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife, and soul-mate retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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Do you lead a high trust organisation?

Trust in an organisation is the glue that holds the thing together. The better the level of trust the stronger relationships are, the greater the productivity of the team, and the more successful the organisation is. Characteristics of a high … Continue reading

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What will be your legacy?

Today I had a brilliant day out with Les, my wife and soul-mate, and our Balinese friend, Diano. Whenever we are in Bali, we hire him for the day to drive us to various places we’d like to see. Today … Continue reading

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Time to refresh the roots of leadership!

What characterises modern day leadership practice? In truth, a casual observer focused on media channels might be hard pressed to move beyond greed,  vested interests, abuse of power, poor ethics, ‘Me first’, and a top-down targeted culture. Unfortunately, they are … Continue reading

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7 Steps To Empowering Incrementally

Empowering your workforce always happens  in increments! Why? Because layers of traditional management practice take effort to destroy! I know, based on years of experience, that it takes vision, challenge to outdated values, closer alignment with new values, and open … Continue reading

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“12 Characteristics of a Transformational Leader”

Moving towards an empowering environment for your team requires leading in a different way. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. – Franklin RooseveltClick To Tweet Becoming a ‘transformational leader’ responds well to changing times and needs. … Continue reading

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