Great leaders are able to balance task-focus (getting things done) with people-focus (inspiring, developing, and empowering others). Highly task-focused leaders tend to have tunnel vision in their drive for results, rather than applying a broader lens that recognises the need to engage people. The number one differentiator of effective leaders In research Global Talent Trend … More The number one differentiator of effective leaders
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January 2019, the President of Costa Rica, shared that his country has “managed to protect its environment while also investing in its people”. When I think about the challenges that we all face, countries and company alike, I am not sure the environmental issues, as important … More 5 benefits of investing in your people
Next to Geneva in Switzerland, there are two mountains, the Salève and the Mont-Blanc. Easy or impossible mountain? The Salève is a cosy mountain. You can drive to the top of it by car. This is a usual walk for locals. As it is so close to the city that it almost gives the impression … More 5 people you need on your team to climb a high mountain
I had the privilege to lead business students at Regent’s University in a simulation of discussions at the Boardroom level using the Leadership Game. Let’s look at what they took from this exercise and discover 5 ways to increase the success of a board. … More 5 ways to increase the success of your board
John C. Maxwell, who is a famous leadership expert, outlines the secret to success in his book, “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect”: What the Most Effective People Do Differently. I have learned and am still learning to apply the principles and practices in this workbook. … More Everybody communicates, few connect
Sometimes you may have the impression that your employees and team members are not giving their best, that they are hiding facts and even lying to you. You are right! Research shows that 85% of people don’t like their job and 75% are lying and cutting corners. Why? … More You think your employees are lying to you? You may be right!
Sometimes, I feel that there is a wall in front me and we can’t find the door. Have you ever tried again and again to opportunities and none are coming up? “Sometimes our walls exist just to see who has the strength to knockthem down.” Darnell Lamont Walker How to find a door in a … More How can I find a door in a brick wall?
There came a time in my life when I felt as though I was not improving and was not able to change that stagnated situation. We usually call this “hitting rock bottom”. There may be other ways of putting it too but we may face this as individuals and it also occurs in teams. … More 6 Ways of Keeping Your Team and Yourself Motivated
Millennials are the foundation of future businesses, as most of the workforce now forms part of this group. A number of things stand out about this group, which makes them the most sought-after group by successful businesses, like Dimension Data. Here are some of my thoughts from training Millennials in this company. Millennials offer the … More How to Attract, Keep and Grow Millennials in your Organisation.
Businesses, enterprises, and entrepreneurs must accommodate team systems into their structure to grow and successfully fulfill the vision set before them. … More Successful Concepts of Leading Teams in the Workplace