The importance of followership for leaders

The importance of followership for leaders

Followership is an extremely important topic for leaders; I don’t mean the need for leaders to have followers but the need for leaders to have a followership capacity. Leaders are not experts and they need sometimes to follow the ideas and suggestions of their...
Leadership development programmes that make a real difference

Leadership development programmes that make a real difference

In this article I would like to share what I think are the “bricks”, the “principles” and some “elements” that contribute to a truly effective approach to an “in-company” leadership development. The bricks Brick 1 – Focus on the behaviours that really matter based on...
Ensuring leadership failure

Ensuring leadership failure

If you want to ensure that you fail as a leader here are ten essentials: Surround yourself with people who have a total confidence in your ideas, your opinions and your point of view; get rid of anyone who might see things, even slightly, differently. Don’t delegate...
Your most important leadership tool

Your most important leadership tool

When in a leadership position, whether we like it or not, the spotlight is always on us. Everything we say and do is under scrutiny; the way we walk into a room, the way we stand, our handshake, our eye contact, our smile ……………. our rate of speech ……… the list is...
Leading from the dark side

Leading from the dark side

I saw the first Star Wars film when it came out in 1977; I enjoyed it, but nothing more. I liked the idea of the Jedi Knights and the Sith Lords, reminded me of the Lord of the Rings which I had read some years earlier; Sauron (chief lieutenant of the first Dark Lord,...
Liberating your leadership enablers

Liberating your leadership enablers

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...