Leading Through Their Eyes

I recently attended a Creative Mornings talk and saw Dr Addie Wooten, CEO of Smiling Minds, talking about Empathy. It was a fascinating presentation, especially when she showed a video from Brene Brown Watch Here.  In my opinion, to be a great leader you really have to understand what drives people’s decision making and behaviours. [...]

Have we lost the value of knowledge?

I recently went to a Clever Happenings talk. These are fascinating talks organized by Dr Jason Fox and sponsored by The Centre for Workplace Leadership, with different speakers every month. Jason is fascinating character and if you get the chance to go to his talks please do. The presenter on this occasion was talking about [...]

Promoting Incompetence

  Have you ever joined a new company or a new department and met the manager you reported to, excited by the new challenge. At first there is obvious respect to work with them, to learn from them. Time goes by and some of the decision making from the boss seems a little odd, random [...]

Where the golf course meets the boardroom!

“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated. It satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening—it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.” Arnold Palmer I believe business is very similar. Like a lot of people, the profession and industry I have worked [...]

Are you a Swan Leader?

We have all been there - The deadline approaches, the pressure mounts, last minute requests from the client leads to a sense of near panic amongst the team. Will they make the deadline with the quality required to please everyone? Like a nuclear reactor near critical mass, and when it feels as if we’re stuck [...]