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 […]

Recruitment experience

Recruitment is not the most advanced technological system that the company sets up to streamline processes and workflows. Although this is crucial in this DNA age, the human experience matters most. Need for speed ruins the human experience. Is it possible to recruit a partner or a friend using an automated recruitment system? 99% of […]

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 […]

Weak leadership

In most of the catch ups that I do with Jane, a friend of mine who is an HR compliance officer, she talks about the fact that her role makes her feel unhappy. She is a very passionate HR professional, but the problem is the leadership in the company as she stated. she feels very […]

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 […]

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 […]