Thinking in probabilities

Is there a guaranteed outcome? Certainly no, embracing this no allows you to embrace the risk in any given situation. Understanding that there is a risk does not mean that you are accepting the risk. This is what it means to think in probabilities. Since the outcomes are not always guaranteed, it means that there […]

Developing the organization

Developing the organization means developing the leaders in the organization. Leaders should be humble enough to understand that they cannot move an inch in developing their organizations unless they develop themselves first.

Companies are full of managers not leaders.

Companies are full of managers whose ability to inspire and drive positive change in people’s lives is extremely limited. Managers know how to manage reports, capital, and assets, but they do not know anything about the business of inspiration. How do they lead and inspire people? They are inexperienced in the way they inspire and […]

Worth rethinking

Ultimately, a leader’s job is merely to inspire people to do great things and look after them while doing so. If you are not that leader, then it is advisable to reconsider your leadership. It does not cost money to do that, but it does require a radical behavioral change in putting people first before […]

What is your focus?

If you are 100% focused on what greatly matters, the result will be certainly amazing. A little distraction weakens your position. Some people are good multitaskers. Is their final product outstanding or mediocre? This is the question that measures their output. The best strategy is focus. Are you focused on what matters?  

The major causes of failure

Working with different organizations in reassessing their cultures and empowering their people, I have reached a conclusion that the major causes of failure that are found in most organizations can be cascaded down to two: The overwhelming influence of management thinking. The inability to understand and apply the right model of leadership. Do you think […]

Management dilemma

Management is overly concerned with efficiencies and compliances. It is an act of authority. Managing cost, capital, machinery, stock, and even humans. They teach that people are resources, and they are disposable and manageable. The most important failure for most leaders today is that they are overtaken by a mechanical and corporate system that has […]

Executive pay

If the reward system is thoughtfully designed and carefully implemented, it harnesses the behavior and performance of everyone in the organization. A badly structured executive reward system negatively affects executives and non-executives. It has serious behavioral and psychological consequences on the executives’ performance and the whole organization. There is no doubt that the executive reward […]

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 […]

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 […]