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The potential for a different kind of leadership

I end the introduction to the book with these words: Dare to entertain the idea of a different kind of leadership than what most of us think of when we hear the word. Imagine what organisations can be like if everyone, including the leader, comes to work with their whole [...]

By |2020-10-22T09:07:11+02:00October 22nd, 2020|Leadership Blog|0 Comments

Independent Facilitators Ensure Powerful Dialogue and Results!

Independent Facilitators Ensure Powerful Dialogue and Results! My experience as Specialist Facilitator  during the last 17 years in Strategy Breakaways or Reviews, Conflict Disputes, Leadership Alignment Interventions or any Business Improvement Discussions convinced me that Independent Facilitation rather than expert knowledge is the secret ingredient for Powerful Results. I often asked myself why independence [...]

By |2020-06-10T17:01:33+02:00June 9th, 2020|Leadership Blog|0 Comments

How to become the most effective manager you can be

How to become the most effective manager you can be In my experience working as manager and consultant in and for organisations in the past 30 year one of the three most important success factors in business success is the quality of the management team. The other two are the balance sheet and whether [...]

By |2020-05-27T14:36:46+02:00May 15th, 2020|Leadership Blog|0 Comments

The leaders’ ‘inner source’ in a global context

What are a leader’s core strengths and values and how do they navigate in a very complex fast changing world? Otto Scharmer, author of Theory U, says we know a great deal about leaders, their decision-making, what they do and how they do it, ‘but, we know very little about the ‘inner place’, for [...]

By |2019-12-06T14:58:56+02:00December 6th, 2019|Leadership Blog|0 Comments

Comparison is the worst form of rejection

The controversial Jordan Peterson, in his book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (2018), adds something else to the above. In his rule 4 he has the following to say: “Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not the person you are today… Start by getting on your knees to pray. Even [...]

By |2019-05-20T09:36:08+02:00May 7th, 2019|Leadership Blog|0 Comments

Les relations humaines en perspective

Nous sommes conditionnés par la peur, la cupidité, un manque d’attention (envers autrui et nous-même) et nous sommes plus portés sur ce dont nous pensons avoir besoin pour prospérer ou survivre. Dans ce processus nous observons l’attitude des autres et si nous ne nous sentons pas à l’aise ou si nous ne sommes pas [...]

By |2019-01-22T10:39:01+02:00January 22nd, 2019|Leadership Blog|0 Comments

How we see others creates a diversity challenge

We are driven by fear and greed, display a lack of care for others, and we focus on what we think we need to do to thrive or survive. In the process we look at others’ behaviour and if we do not feel safe, or if we do not have a sense that they [...]

By |2019-01-22T10:28:09+02:00January 22nd, 2019|Leadership Blog|0 Comments

Managerial Leadership (*) Coaching will lead to Optimal Results

In our recent research that we conducted in the mining industry in South Africa regarding frontline managers, it was evident that managerial leaders replace individual relationships with group instruction, fear (demand compliance), systems, and processes.  Most of the engagements took place in groups, while very little effort was made not to embarrass others.  There [...]

By |2019-01-22T10:29:35+02:00September 5th, 2018|Leadership Blog|0 Comments

Leaders are too Powerful to be Neutral

Dr Rean du Plessis, Director, Change Partners  Leaders and coaches are too powerful to be neutral. The top 15% of leaders are pro-active, thoughtful and intentional. They display high levels of energy, lead people as opposed to managers who manage processes and systems and their cognitive capacity is in the top 4% of the [...]

By |2019-01-22T10:30:21+02:00June 13th, 2017|Leadership Blog|1 Comment

Achieving the Extraordinary in Your Career

In their book, Five Patterns of Extraordinary Careers, Citrin and Smith list the elements they feel are essential in achieving this. If you are interested in achieving the extraordinary in your career, their Five Patterns are 1. Understand the value of you. People with extraordinary careers understand how value is created in the workplace, they [...]

By |2018-06-06T12:32:57+02:00January 20th, 2017|Leadership Blog|0 Comments
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