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 is not a luxury.

All of us have been conditioned and influenced by our parents, friends, teachers, and colleagues. 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 purpose is in refocusing and realigning our deepest passions, desires, experiences, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]