Thought Leadership


Self-Confidence A Guiding Light For Executive Career Decisions

Success, it has been observed, is the sum total of the confident decisions you make. Whether at work, at home or when you may be deliberating the next chapter of your global executive career, the decisions you can make with a sense of inner strength and security are often the ones that will demand the very best of what you can give. Take the case of a highly successful global executive who has...
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The Disabling Power Of Corporate Inertia

Global executives will gather in a multitude of meeting rooms today to discuss big ideas and the emergence of significant business opportunities - never realising that their organisations are utterly incapable of realising them. That's because the power of corporate inertia - the incredible social, structural and political inside influences that protect "the way we do things around here...
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Global Leaders Need Their Own Talent Agenda

A variety of recent economic indicators show that global business leaders are spending as much as half of their time dealing with people issues inside their organizations. These span growing needs to recruit to fill key talent gaps and to develop human capital management strategies that will propel business growth to a range of compliance and regulatory issues relating to healthcare, data...
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Roadmap For An Uncertain Future

It's been said that if we could travel through time to experience part of the future, it wouldn't scare so many of us today. Many of us have already heard a litany of reasons to expect the unexpected as it relates to the future of our organizations, our communities and, from a purely technological point of view, our everyday lives. You may have already listened to some expert talk about our...
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The Gift of Gratitude

We're fast approaching the end of another calendar year and that brief, reflective period many global executives use for some serious thinking about their careers, families, lessons learned and making the most of the future. It's an important time for many of us, because it's when we set and reset our own personal and professional agendas for the coming year. We set goals for ourselves...
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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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