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 […]

When beliefs are in conflict with actions

Although leadership is a practicable skill that can be developed and nurtured like any other skills, it is largely driven by the set of values, convictions, principles, and beliefs that leaders intrinsically developed and cherished through their lives. I met a banker recently who strived to convince me that he possesses all the great leadership […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What if your best practices are the worst

During a business call with an ERP consultancy implementing a new HR system, the HR consultants kept repeating same narrative to the client, we are deploying to your business the best HR practices. Hearing that for more than half an hour, I decided to stop this conversation and pointed out some flaws in their HR systems and […]

Mentors not managers are needed

Since most hiring in companies is managerially done. Managerially means the recruitment drive is done by managers and the assessment is based on skills and technical competencies only. The result is that managers hire future managers. The result is a very committed managerial organization that is hard to shift to a leaderly position. When leadership […]

Studying leadership

Before practising any trade or a profession, a great deal of study or training is required to perform it right. The case is different for studying leadership. Careful, I am not talking about the irrelevant leadership which is mistakenly taught as a management subject in most business schools. Also, there is a big problem in […]

Ready to get started?

The absence of great leadership has caused major problems. Confusing management with leadership is the most overlooked problem of our time. To kick off and embark on the right leadership journey, it is worth answering the questions below. What is your purpose as a leader? Have you actioned your purpose? if yes, how? How has […]

Observing the risk does not mean avoiding it

The title refers to the inability to act on time. What is the problem? Most of us are under skilled in making timely, informed, and decisive decisions. I personally observed the risk many times in advance, but I did not act. The naked hope that nothing will happen always restricts our ability to step forward […]