Leadership is about bringing people along with you

Kevin could see solutions to problems long before others. But it made him impatient with his team; they could not keep up with him. They would often discuss a problem they faced, but he could already see a solution and wanted to push forward. However, if he did so before everyone had aligned, it only … Read more

How quiet reflection leads to more effective action

Grace had a relentless schedule of back-to-back meetings and video calls. There was no time in her day for reflection, where she could think about the future. Her work came at her like the machine that fires tennis balls at players on the practice court. In this case however, there was no way to switch … Read more

How leaders benefit from having someone tell them the truth

How would you rate your driving skills? In a US study, 93 percent of respondents rated themselves as above-average drivers. In another survey, 36 percent of drivers believed they were an above-average driver while texting. This phenomenon, called illusory superiority, recognises a cognitive bias that causes people to overestimate their positive abilities relative to others. … Read more

Why distractions don’t serve us and only create more tension

I am having a hard time turning off notifications on my computer to allow me to focus on important work I wanted to complete. No doubt you know the distractions I’m talking about. We receive constant alerts, notifications and sounds telling us about a new email, a calendar invitation, the latest text message or a … Read more

Why you don’t want to feed the big hungry giant of impostor syndrome

Many leaders operate under a facade of having it all together while living in fear that one day, someone will discover they are an impostor in a nice suit! Feeling unworthy, incompetent or undeserving – impostor syndrome – is like a big hungry giant, who demands to be fed. It has an insatiable appetite for … Read more