Tag: leadership

Leading With a Challenge

“People are tired of simple things. They want to be challenged.” Umberto Eco I recently finished reading an interesting book called The Challenger Sale, by Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson. I’m not big on reading book reviews disguised as blogs, so I’m not going to spend 1000 words talking about the book. I’ll just strongly …

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The dark side of leadership development: overcoming our resistance to change

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious Carl Gustav Jung In the leadership development work that I facilitate with both individuals and organizations I am most often focused on the positive side of development. The aspects of development that might characterize the ‘positive’ include defining aspirations …

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How to Deal with the Leadership Shift

Business Leadership

Businesses are under increasing stress as markets are increasingly volatile, clients are more demanding, talent is scarcer and change occurs in faster and shorter cycles. To survive and thrive business leaders have to make faster decisions, on less information, and which have greater risk. This has led to a change in how leaders need to …

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How many leaders seek to become dispensable?

Further reflections on Rugby World Cup 2011 As a rule dictators are not great advocates of succession planning and refuse to contemplate a world without them at the top.  This blindness to accept change can come at a huge cost, as Gaddafi learnt only too late. All Blacks coach Graham Henry stands out as wanting …

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