Thought Leadership


Managing Today's Executive Career

It's been said that an executive has to schedule his or her strategic priorities lest all the tactical distractions of day-to-day life inside a global corporation push them straight out of sight. That's particularly true, and all the more consequential, when we stop to consider just how little discretionary time remains on our respective calendars these days once all the important meetings...
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Executive Insecurity

It is a paradox of leadership - and perhaps of humanity - that some of those with the most power and influence over others also bear the most insecurity when it comes to seeing themselves in the mirror. For some of us, the lessons, disappointments and lasting memories of childhood will forever hold us in their grip, limiting our performance and potential as adults because they prejudice...
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Creating Rather Than Waiting For Opportunity

The growth of global social media and technology-driven business networking has given all of us a new perspective on the multiplying potential of new online tools that expand our circle of friends and colleagues. Yet there is an even bigger payoff for global business executives who consciously decide to look for opportunity where they may least expect it, right in front of them and far away...
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The Right Time To Challenge The Status Quo

There comes a time in the development cycle of an organisation that crystallising moment when a leader recognises that "the way we do things around here" presents an existential challenge. Particularly for large organisations in established industry segments, enterprise malaise and talent stagnation could ensue if those who helped build the company's culture hold steadfast to outdated business...
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Corporate Culture Dictates Business Performance

Top business leaders for many of the world's largest corporations awoke today to face a variety of complex business challenges amid significant pressure to perform. Elements of the strategic plan must be implemented. Business partners must be consulted. Teams must be mobilised. Contracts have to be signed. Products and services must be distributed.
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The Two Way Interview: Selling To Top Candidates

Recruiting is a dance. Hiring the best person for a given role requires two parties, working together to truly determine whether the needs of one can be met by the needs of the other, and vice versa. Let that sink in. Vice versa. It really is a two way street, and it begins well in advance of the interview itself.
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Taking Credit And Forging Relationships

There is an old saying that goes, 'Success has a thousand fathers. Failure is an orphan.' Particularly within today's matrix, global corporations, everyone wants to rally around a great idea, a transformative invention or a decidedly disruptive decision that generates a windfall for the bottom line - and a reputational boost for all involved.
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Social Media and Hyper Connectivity

Today, everything has changed. Fifteen to twenty years ago, we used to think about connection very differently than we do today. The concept of social media was a topic for daydreams, not reality. The people we knew, "Connections," were linked to us in some tangible way; family, friends, work, school, or maybe someone you met on vacation. The technology of the day was time-consuming and presented
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The Power And Value Of Ideas

An employee at one of the world's best-known technology companies confides that the organisation is trying to grow on big ideas no matter who they touch, what they require or what they promise. A consultant to an up-start company in the business of making consumable goods shares that willingness to take their unique story of doing right by customers and employees alike is gaining traction with...
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Leadership lessons from the 2014 World Cup

"If there is a difference between management and leadership it is that managers make money and leaders leave a legacy. Executives who thrive, those whose memory survives - deliver both."
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