What could you do to enrich your point of view about the future?

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If you are a game-changing leader, you will show up with a point of view about the future. Maybe it’s technology led strategic transformation, team performance or customer experience. It could be specific to the future of your industry or more broadly about your profession. But how do you develop a point of view about the future that solves a problem in the market place and makes you the ‘go to’ person on the topic?Read more

Leaders show up with a view about the future

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Back in the day, Australian rules football legend Ron Barassi addressed the junior team I was playing with. “When you run out on the ground on Saturday you should look like a footballer,” he said. “Make sure your clothes are clean and your socks are pulled up. Even if you are not a great player, you should look like a footballer,” he told us. 
You don’t have to be an Aussie rules football fan to understand that he was urging us to show up as though we mean business.Read more

It’s not what happens but how you react to it that matters ~ Epictetus ~

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Marie was making big things happen in her new role. Clients loved her fresh approach and were delighted with the results that she produced. But, she was beset by a raft of problems when the pieces of the organisation jigsaw puzzle were thrown into the air. She had a new boss and her position and the remuneration she had been promised were now in question. Internal politics were rife, as colleagues competed with her for resources and attention.Read more

Push your environment instead of being pulled by it

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When David took on his new leadership role he noticed that everyone turned up late for meetings and no-one did what they said they would do. His leadership team were not clear about the purpose of the group. It was no surprise that they were at risk of imploding because of poor performance. He had been brought in because of his successful track record as the ‘turn around guy.’

However, he did not arrive with all the answers.… Read more

Shift your perception to change the game

Mrs. John Winthrop, Artist John Singleton Copley 1738–1815
Released under Creative Commons by the Metropolitan Museum of Art

We take our world-view for granted. We incorrectly presume that others see things as we see them. Amy E. Herman takes executives from different walks of life, including New York City police officers, into museums and galleries, not just to look at the art but to talk with each other about what they see, or often more importantly what they don’t see.Read more