Why leaders need free time for deep thinking

My client Robert was busy going nowhere.

He was drowning in a sea of emails, back-to-back meetings, performance reports and people problems. It seemed like everything was coming at him. He was just surviving the onslaught. If he kept going at this pace, he would burn out. He also had to find time to think about the strategic issues the business faced or they would show him the door.

Something had to give, so he allocated one day a week for thinking time.Read more

Why leaders who care about people are critical

Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft, makes a powerful case for the importance of leadership in the path to global recovery. Speaking at a recent panel discussion hosted by The Australian Financial Review he said, “We as humans, irrespective of whether we are young or old, will always require human contact. To somehow think that because technology is enabling us to connect in spite of the constraints to think that this is the way we want to connect, is probably going to be wrong as a long-term prediction.”… Read more

Are you investing in leadership development for yourself and your team?

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Are you part of a learning organisation? If so, you are in good company with businesses like Microsoft and Amazon. But when companies commit to creating a learning culture, an often-forgotten piece of the puzzle is the development of managers. New evidence from job market analytics company Burning Glass Technologies, found that management skills “represent one of the biggest skills gaps in the job market” and that managers have larger skills gaps than the people they manage.… Read more