Leadership coaching

Are you in transition? If so, don’t forget the past!

We all experience transitions in our lives when we need to ‘let go’ and ‘move on’.  This is not an easy thing to do. Sometimes the transition is created from own decision, for example, the decision to change jobs. Other times, it arrives through the decision of another.  Whatever the circumstance, we are likely to [...]

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Taking hold of the reins: two aspects of change

Charles Darwin, the geologist behind the theory of evolution once said, “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who are best at adapting to change.” As a leader, you have to see change and adaptability to change as a two-pronged situation: one from the point of view of [...]

An unconventional way to develop your leadership brand

Previously I have written about practical ways of being a more effective communicator. Today I hone in on an unconventional way of developing your personal leadership brand. I want to start by acknowledging one of my clients, Steven (I have changed the name for confidentiality).  Steven sought greater clarity on what he wanted to achieve in this chapter of his work and life. [...]

5 Important and Universal Leadership Facts

Leadership today is a complex process.  It is no longer enough to set a compelling vision and hope that your team will follow you. In my experience effective leadership is: getting others to perform at the best letting them know their key qualities and the value of their contribution helping them grow personally and professionally. Drs [...]

How to spark your creativity for effective leadership

Being more creative is never easy. It is a constant challenge to keep coming up with great ideas which is why creativity scores high as a skill among great leaders. A study by IBM in 2010 of global leaders across 60 countries and 33 industries revealed that creativity outweighs global thinking as a leadership quality. [...]

The roadmap to success: clarity

Part of being a good leader is knowing the direction to take and having faith in the reasons behind your decisions. Clarity is not an easy quality to cultivate because in today’s world, every person who is given responsibilities finds themselves struggling with priorities. Once your priorities are unclear and you don’t know where your business [...]

No-one is listening to me! How to become a more effective communicator – Part 2

Clear communication makes for effective communication and great leaders Since 90% of all business and personal relationships have to do with communication, learning how to be an effective communicator, clear about your message content will make life a lot easier to manage. 5 Quick Steps for clear verbal communication: Know what you want to say. [...]

No-one is listening to me! How to become a more effective communicator – Part 1

Leadership is described in the dictionary as the action of leading a group of people or an organization. There are different leadership styles and each style has its pros and cons. For instance, the authoritarian leadership style is necessary if you have a life and death situation like a war while a relationship-oriented leader works [...]

3 Reasons why and how curiosity will improve your effectiveness (part 2)

How to be curious There are many ways to develop curiosity: Start developing a love for books. Read material on different topics. A great way to start is to look for books on topics that interest you. It could be biographies of people you are impressed with, it could be the latest bestsellers, or you [...]

How to bridge the gap in 4 simple steps

Recently I visited Venice with my family and learned so much about this beautiful place during our weekend. Did you know that Venice is, in fact a series of islands with 420 bridges connecting it together? As we continued to cross many of these bridges, I reflected on how we, as individuals and leaders, can [...]