What is your manifesto?

In other words, what is your philosophy? What are you trying to tell the world? What are you standing firm for? What are your values, beliefs, and principles? What is your vision? What is your purpose?

What is the standard?

If businesses are judged by the amount of money created, then the metric is revenue. If they are judged based on the ability to make a positive change in people’s lives, then the metric is the purpose of the business.

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.

Abandoning management thinking

When companies break out of old-fashioned management patterns condemning them to failure and manage to embark on a leadership path, this creates a positive change. This is not because their leaders suddenly have received advice from well-informed consultants or experts to do so. It is because their leaders have developed strong convictions and beliefs in […]

Executive compensation

Executive pay should not be associated with the financial performance of the organization, but with the overall value generated by the organization. Most CEOs receive their reward packages based on the financial returns they deliver to shareholders. How much value has been created to employees, customers, vendors, society, and shareholders? The focus should not be […]

Intentional leadership

This kind of leadership is not coincidental, it is born out of a strong will to become the kind of the leader who contributes to the lives of others. Leadership is a social responsibility and comes at a very expensive cost. Putting people’s interests before yours. Going first and taking the lead is intentional not […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

If an organization is purposeless

If an organization is purposeless, their vision statement is a bunch of words that does not add up. It is born dead. Without a clearly articulated purpose, the organization cannot command its leadership responsibility. Purpose is the difference that you are making in the world. Vision is how the world would look like when you […]