Gary identifies talented people and develops them into potential senior leaders. He challenges people to stretch their own perceptions of their leadership capability by asking them to take on bold commitments. He believes in people, sometimes more than they believe in themselves. He takes a long term view about their leadership capability. They may not be ready for a big new role today, but he wants to see if they exhibit the key behaviours that will make them a future game-changing leader.… Read more
A few months into a new job and Kevin was already asking himself how he would know when it was time to leave. It was a question that had come up often in his earlier career. He had moved jobs every year or two, so that he did not get stuck in one job for too long. But he also knew that he had to deliver game-changing results if he aspired to more senior leadership roles. On reflection, he realised that he would only leave his job when he stopped learning and growing.
Learning and growing is a critical piece of the employee engagement puzzle for Kevin and many others.… Read more
Dan is constantly seeking input. He is an avid reader and has a wide and eclectic network of people who believe in him. But it’s not all about him. He is focused on helping others achieve great things. He is always interested in my current projects and provides support, encouragement and constructive feedback. Many people have gone on to big things because Dan believed in them, perhaps more than they believed in themselves at a point in time.… Read more
When my 93 year old dad passed away a couple of weeks ago, I came across this helpful question, “When thinking about the life of the person that you’ve lost to death, what — of themselves — have they given you to help you move through the rest of your life?” In my father’s case, one of the many things that he gave us was his great compassion and genuine interest in others. I have written before about his uncanny ability to listen to others and turn people around.… Read more