Why listening is a leadership skill that is more than not speaking

One thing I notice about the charismatic leaders I have met is they are skilled listeners. When they are listening to you, it is as though you are the only person in the world. Have you had that experience? They defy the myth that executive presence is something to do with being a talented speaker. … Read more

Why leadership is about focusing on what will make the biggest impact

There were bushfires approaching in three directions around our property in the Dandenong ranges near Melbourne on Ash Wednesday in 1983. My daughter had just been born the day before and I was at home with my two-year-old son. The authorities were preparing people to be ready to evacuate if the fires came any closer. … Read more