Empowering Employees

The old adage that there is no “I” in team carries an implicit understanding of the need for collaboration to realize real success. That being said, if leaders are to see the best from...
Lessons from Rosetta

Leadership Lessons from the Rosetta Lander

The world watched with fascination last month, as a robot launched 10 years ago landed on a comet travelling at nearly 43,000 miles per hour. Although there were difficulties with the landing, and some...

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...
Rapport May be the Answer

Rapport May Make the Difference!

  In most areas of life, whether it is sports, family or the work environment, groups or teams perform best when there is harmony, mutual respect and a common enjoyment and appreciation of each other’s...

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...

The Power of Failure

Failure is one of the most dreaded words in the English language. The very idea of failing is enough to stop most people in their tracks. It can cause the majority to simply pack...
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...

Dealing with Blind Spots

I have had the enviable (or not) task of teaching a number of people to drive, including two teenage girls of my own. (Evidenced by distinct thinning of my hair). If I had to...
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...

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....

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