Lead & Manage

Lead & Manage

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, in a distant land, into the family of er were born twins; Lead (Leader) and Manage (Manager). Although similar in looks, Lead and Manage were very different in their behaviours; Lead was very good at inspiring and encouraging...
Do we still need managers

Do we still need managers

There is currently a lot of talk about leaderless or autonomous or self-managed or empowered teams; all this begs the question, “do we still need managers?” First, a quick look at what is expected of a manager through the ages Henry Fayol in the late 1800’s defined 6...
Leadership and management myths

Leadership and management myths

There seems to be a big myth that says, “being a leader is all about leadership and being a manager is all about management”. I often hear people say, “I’ll tell you what leadership is all about; leaders inspire, motivate, encourage ………. others” Or, alternatively,...
Screen Leadership

Screen Leadership

Screen leadership is quite simply your ability to incarnate your leadership when working “live” screen-to-screen as opposed to working face-to-face; your ability to influence others intellectually through your arguments, emotionally through your empathy, physically...
Enabling your leadership

Enabling your leadership

Leadership is about influencing others to work towards a vision or mission and I’ve yet to experience anyone asking me to influence them – leadership is rarely something that people give you; it’s something you have to take! “Leadership is the readiness to stand out...
Leadership Dimensions

Leadership Dimensions

Emotional Intelligence, and the associated Emotional Quotient (EQ), has been getting a lot of publicity these last years, especially since the work of David Goleman During the same period intellectual Intelligence and the associated Intellectual Quotient (IQ) has been...