How outstanding leaders surround themselves with exceptional people

James wanted exceptional people around him to create a culture that was client and quality focused for his new venture. He did not want to be an expert at everything. In fact, he preferred people who knew their area of expertise better than he did. He never felt threatened by hiring people who were smarter … Read more

Why great leaders are focused on who they need to be

David left a successful corporate career and built a flourishing new venture, something many corporate executives only dream of doing.  He attributes his success to the direct relationship between his behaviours, and how people respond to him.  There is a correlation with where he is at and how people respond to him.  Some days he … Read more

How market leaders gain organisation-wide ownership for their purpose

When Satya Nadella was appointed in 2014 as only the third CEO in Microsoft’s 40-year history, he knew that as well as the urgent need for Microsoft’s technology and business strategy to evolve, even more pressing was the need to develop its culture and redefine its purpose. 👇🏽 Microsoft embarked on an extensive effort to … Read more

How great leaders combine humility and ambition to change the game

As the CEO of a fast-growing business, Michael faces the challenge of scaling up to meet the expected demand for their products. He is mindful that scaling the business is as much a leadership challenge as it is a business challenge. He knows he needs to step up his leadership if he is to expect … Read more

How good leaders keep learning and growing

When Karen looks back over her thirty-year career, it amazes her that many people believed in her and supported her, perhaps more than she believed in herself at certain points in time. Their influence lives on not just because they believed in her, but also because through their example, they each taught her about important … Read more