Two different kings

In chessboard, the army moves to capture the opponent’s pieces. When the opponent’s king is checkmated, the game is over. The ranks from the lowest to the highest in the army die to protect the king. This contradicts the rules of true leadership where the king, namely the leader should frontline the battle and strive to face […]

How many battlefronts are needed to win a war?

It is difficult for any army to wage and win a war by attacking the enemy at all fronts. This is impossible logistically and strategically. Similarly, how many marketing fronts are needed to market the business and win customers? How many social media channels? Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or YouTube, etc. Most businesses are stationed […]

Learn to practise Win-Win

Every one wants to talk, sell and offer something to people, a product, a service or an advice. There is nothing wrong with that, but when you decide to do that, try to offer and create value for people. Covid-19 has pushed more people to find a living online which is totally understandable. The problem […]

Business transformation

Business transformation does not mean digitalizing your operation and cutting cost through dismissing staff. Most businesses have started or would start transforming their business models due to the current pandemic. It is very important to remember that developing and transforming the business start with upgrading the leadership mindset which is more important than upgrading the […]

Leading advantage vs competitive advantage

In 2016, I wrote a post titled “The real competitive advantage in any business is one word only which is people” which outlines the fact that the failure of most businesses stems from their inability to determine why they exist. What are they trying to achieve? Using a competitive advantage implies competitiveness and encourages businesses […]

A purpose is born when the company is created

Most companies’ CEOs, executives, and managers spend long hours behind closed doors to steer and advance the ship. Many complicated graphs, presentations, and a thick pile of papers are employed to invent the competitive advantage that will make them different and unique. They want to unravel the secret recipe that will transform their business to […]

Mechanical or leaderly

Most companies chat and chant about their transformational strategies and dynamic workplaces. Most HR directors and managers keep busy implementing the changes. The outcomes are always slogans that remain unactionable, no matter how the HR and OD fleets push. They always get the same results. As a result, change does not happen and frustration prevails. […]

How to spot a leaderless organisation?

It does not need a PHD in business to unravel the hallmarks of a leaderless organisation. Whether in private and public sectors, the symptoms are similar, easily diagnosable, but sometimes disguisable. By saying leaderless, the organisation is certainly purposeless. The most common things among such organisations are that: They are a ‘Me Too business’ and […]