Peer pressure

Conforming with the group and following its rules. This can be positive or negative. If we take religions, political parties, universities, companies, etc, the pressure is always exerted on the nonconformists to adhere to the rules or get alienated. We are programmed and conditioned to conform. Non-conforming, venturing into something new and challenging the established […]

Why is discovering life purpose so important?

All of us have been conditioned and influenced by our parents, friends, schools, teachers, colleagues and the whole society. Therefore, most of us have been pressured to pursue certain things in life which probably did not add any satisfaction and value to our lives. The power of finding purpose is in refocusing, realigning and fulfilling […]

Purpose and profit

Making money out of money and maximizing profits irrespective of the quality of the products and the working conditions for people have characterized the capitalist narrative. A crucial difference exists between the amount of value created by companies and the amount of money they generate. If businesses are judged by the amount of money created, […]

The leader’s mind.

The leader’s mind may be defined in the spirit of upholding unquestionable beliefs about the world and translating those beliefs into action. The power of the leader’s beliefs and action induce and inspire people to cooperate with him or her. An important part of the leader’s mind is that it does not dictate or use […]

Trust is not a training program

When trust is low, time is wasted with people second-guessing, doubting, and investigating each other to stay safe. They double-check and micromanage everything. Companies that make money an empowering vision, competition, greed, and selfishness govern people’s behavior; therefore, playing the cooperative game is impossible. Trust is the denominator that brings people together to make something […]

The million causes of failure in leadership

In fact, there are more than 1,000,000 causes, but we can boil them down into the major ones. A lack of understanding, misunderstanding and misapplying leadership are enough to fail any organization or business irrespective of the sector, size and industry. Unwillingness and inability to ditch the managerial brain and brace the purposeful and humane […]

True leaders eliminate corporate jargon

The industrial approach which has heavily dominated companies since the 17th and 18th centuries is still prevalent. Although the name changed from industrial to corporate, this type of communication springs from the mindset of managers and is cherished daily in their communication. True leaders strive to humanize the dehumanizing corporate communication Touching the lives of […]

Leaders attract believers, not skeptics

Let us consider this example below of an advertised job opportunity for the position of priest in the Catholic Church to examine how attracting the people who share the same ideology and belief is critical in attracting the right people. POSITION SUMMARY: A Roman Catholic priest is needed to coordinate and participate in Roman Catholic […]

Put it to the test

Since most organizations are managerially oriented, namely their very nature is hierarchical. The real challenge for leaders inside these organizations is to invert the top-down pyramid. There will be a tremendous resistance from all corners to halt the initiative. Inverting the pyramid means people will be at the top not senior managers. Decisions will be […]

The HR dilemma

Carrying out a huge leadership transformation in the organization is no longer the HR key job. The HR fleet in most organizations are service administrators not transformers. I know many HR and OD people who have a strong desire to change, but they are stuck between senior management old mentality and their relentless desire to […]