FINDING THE RIGHT MENTOR

If you want to advance in your career, it’s almost impossible to do it on your own. So take a step toward controlling your own destiny by getting the right people around you, so...
The Power of Teams

The Power of a Team

It is hard to find anyone who disagrees with the benefits and power of teamwork. Teamwork represents a powerful environment where opinions are respected and individual perspectives valued. Real teamwork also exhibits the unique...

Is it Worth the Risk?

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot Last week we talked about risk and the similarities between success in sporting activities and success in business....

Another Lesson From The Global Warming Debate

Monday I suggested that forest fires were unceremoniously leveling hectares of woodland, along with homes, animals, and in some cases human lives, and that hurricanes, twisters and floods in unprecedented numbers, were raising concerns across...
Kick Start for Success

2015 Kick Start for Success

Two weeks ago we tied an orderly bow on the close of 2014. As we left our offices we likely spent some time tidying up, ensured projects were wound up and positioned for a...

Leading For the Future

We all face the reality of a future, not a great deal of which is clearly defined. Change seems the only constant. And yet in the midst of this reality we are asked to...

Leaders or Managers

We often hear the terms “leader” and “manager” interchanged in an organization, business, and entrepreneurial operations. The problem with associating these two terms is that they come with entirely different characteristics and...
The Risk of Leadership

The Risk of Leadership

The privilege of leadership is a wonderful thing. It affords opportunity to invest in the teams around you. It provides an opportunity to enhance your professional and personal image, and to bring real value...

THE TYRANNY OF THE URBAN LEADERSHIP MYTH

I have more than 20 years of professional experience, 16 with the public service. Over those years I have had the privilege of working with some people with superb talent and excellent leadership skills....
The Wake-up Call

The Wake-Up Call

A couple of years ago a gentleman who worked on one of my teams died very suddenly and unexpectedly. He was an extremely nice person who was generous with his time and extremely good...

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