Respecting deadlines

Skipping one deadline permits us to skip another one. It is like skipping a diet and returning to our old bad eating habits. The power of consistency is powerful. Discipline is a king. If we stick to the new rules and obey them, it builds a momentum that encourages us to keep up the good […]

Purpose determines the impact

Great businesses are measured by their leaders’ purposes in terms of their clarity and consistency. It is the leader’s purpose that draws the big picture for the whole business, its broader contribution, and its final impact. This is the core of leadership. If the impact is positive, the business purpose is sound, if it is […]

Leadership not management skills.

Most managers have learnt the skills of managing capital, assets, or systems but they have never been taught how to inspire and look after people. What they have learnt is the art of management and the ability to generate results that are interpreted as beneficial to the senior management. Leadership presents a fundamental task: How […]

There is no free lunch

What is the difference between the financial crisis of 2008 and COVID-19 pandemic of 2020? In 2008, many corporations and investment banks went bust. The ensued financial seizure has wrecked havoc globally. In 2008, the US Federal Reserve allowed some banks to go bankrupt, like Lehman Brothers, and saved others to seize up the system. […]

Human skills

One of the most startling features of our human race is our ability to relate, develop an affinity and attachment to each other. Recently, I met a couple of friends whose human skills have badly deteriorated. Business and busyness are their excuses. Most people are busy minding their business, yet their level of communication is […]

If you are a leader, what is your purpose?

The number of leaders who are purposeless and they are consciously aware of this is staggering. The impact on everyone around them is huge. If you do not know what you stand for as a leader, sorry to tell you that you your leadership journey has come to an end before it starts. Shouting your […]

Culture is by design not by default.

Most leaders treat their cultures as a by-product. Employees and customers often describe or talk about a great experience which they had with this company or that company. Culture is a brand. Leaders must fixate their sights on thoughtfully designing their organizational culture to be the brand that truly reflects what they stand for and […]

The economics of leadership

What is the value created for employees in terms of providing them with an inspiring and an empowering working environment? What is the value created for customers through the meaningful products and services? What is the value and impact created and generated for all stakeholders? What is the overall impact of the whole organization? Is […]

It starts and ends with leadership.

Organizations do not fail by themselves; leaders push them to the edge. A great culture is by design. Who designs or ruins the culture? Leaders do. A great or bad working environment for employees is the leaders making. Meaningful products and outstanding services are the outcomes of great leaders on board. The positive or negative […]

You decide

If you are happy where you are, stay where you are. That is simple. If you hate your job, change it. If you want to be an entrepreneur and escape the 9-To-5 Grind, be bold. If you want to pursue a new venture in life, plan it and embark on it. You decide not those […]