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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bad employee experience means poor leadership.

Unfortunately, poor leadership adversely affects the whole organizational performance. It affects culture, employees and particularly customers. Poor leadership debilitates employee experience which negatively impacts customer experience. It is reciprocal. You cannot get loyal customers when your crucial task as a manager or a leader is to make employees feel threatened, unsafe, or unstable, they will […]

You develop the leaders; you develop the whole organization

The most fundamental phase of developing an organization that is much more difficult to comprehend by most executives and managers especially Human Resources and Organizational development is the very nature of the following fact. Developing the organization starts with developing the leaders. Leaders in the organization should be humble enough to understand that they cannot […]

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 […]