What is your biggest leadership challenge?

It is easy to be seduced into thinking that everything is high-priority and must have your attention now. But game-changing leaders have a laser-like focus on the number one thing that is going to make the biggest difference to achieving their objectives. Ken knew that if he did not turn around the relationship with his key business unit clients, he would be shown the door and his IT Department would quite possibly be outsourced.… Read more

What’s important to you?

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When Chris knocked back a lucrative job offer, his boss was staggered. He thought it would have ticked all the boxes; expanded accountability, opportunities for business growth, personal challenge, to name a few. But he had not understood that it would impinge on Chris’ commitment to integrate work with his young family.

Chris knew that he would have to be available around the clock to respond to emails, join global conference calls in diverse time zones, as well as work on weekends.… Read more

Will it be a year by design or will you work on other people’s agendas?

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Last year was a pretty good year for Christine. She handled some pretty difficult challenges. Her boss gave her good feedback. She is the go-to person who he could count on to get things done. But it had been a stressful year for her and had affected her family life. She had allowed other people’s agendas to determine how she spent her time and she was frustrated that she had not made the impact that she knew she could make. 

Christine was excited to create her personal vision for this year, which included developing and implementing a strategy for her part of the business.She wants to feel fulfilled at the end of the year knowing that she has forwarded her own agenda.… Read more