Thought Leadership


How To Make Others Want To Follow You

The remarkable, recently deceased African-American poet laureate Maya Angelou once said that when anyone looks back on our lives, no one will remember what we did and no one will remember what we said. But the one thing they will remember is how we made them feel. There's a very important, foundational lesson therein for today's global executive leaders...
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We're All Becoming Technology Executives

The Chief Information Officer or Chief Technology Officer is no longer the only technology executive on your company's leadership team. Just take a look around you - or in the mirror, these days - and you'll find others whose role, responsibilities and performance are now unalterably tied to the promise and impact of technology across the enterprise.
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Investing In The Right People

To achieve what's next for your organisation, it's going to require the right investments. There are a lot of options to choose from - particularly at a time when competing interests and mounting global competition is raising the stakes on every strategic decision about your business...
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Committing To What We Believe

It's interesting to learn just how many leadership lessons intersect at the crosswords of just two words: "belief" and "success." Push aside most everything you find useful and inspiring in the words of some of the world's best known leaders, and you're left with their foundational observations that before committing time, money and resources to any lofty objective, we must first start by...
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Need Help? Start Serving Others

There comes a time in the career of every global business leader when he or she needs help. Your business unit may be in desperate need of fresh talent to develop new business, impress clients and prospects, and sell more products or services. You may need the advice of trusted peer or mentor to help you see what you cannot, to test your strategy or key operating assumptions...
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The Power of Apology

There comes a time in the life of a global executive when he or she is granted a lesson or two in the art of self-awareness. If these lessons are taken to heart, they invariably surface in our memories those occasions when we reacted too harshly to another's idea, when we rushed to judgment, when we discounted sage advice, or when we simply were too full of ourselves to recognise...
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When Big-Name Brands Fall Short

Companies the world over are investing billions to create, redefine and/or grow their brands. A great brand, is, after all, the vehicle through which business leaders in a variety of leadership roles can elevate the influence, recognition and value of the brand names that label their products and services.
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The Importance of Just Being There

Whenever we're at our level best as global executives, we always have the best of intentions. Growing the business, super-serving customers, making new friends and providing opportunities for people are just some of the goals that we, as leaders, try to make the most of as we attend our many management duties...
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Aristotle And The Power Of Personal Choice

The Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle is probably best remembered in global business circles for one quote that speaks equally to the activities as well as the potential of leading and following: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." In contemporary terms, excellence has been likened in many ways to mastery of a certain skill or one's attainment...
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When Opportunity Comes Knocking

An oft-cited quote attributed to Beatles great John Lennon serves as a great perspective-setting reminder for global business leaders whose roles and responsibilities allow them to get swept up - and sometimes, swept away - by organisational goals and challenges. "Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans." Few observations speak so directly in our times to the challenges...
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