Photo by Lindsay Henwood on Unsplash The business was going backwards. Linda knew that they needed a new vision and strategy or they would not survive. She initially spent time listening to teams at all levels in the company, understanding their appetite for change. She outlined her view of the future if nothing changed. People … Read more Are you translating your vision and strategy into a leadership challenge?
I recently had the privilege of speaking to a group of six- and seven-year old’s in my granddaughter’s grade 1 class. The topic was what it was like when I was growing up. One bit of trivia I relayed to them was that doonas had not been invented when I was a kid. I asked … Read more How to discover how other people view the world
As a leader you set the tone for the way people around you behave. They are modelling your cues far more than you think. Leaders exemplify the culture they want to create; the way we do things around here. Dianne set the tone of valuing her team members. She took an interest in everyone on … Read more Are you setting the tone?
If you’re up to big things, it is not always going to go your way. It is rare that people immediately rally around a vision for the future, wanting to make it happen after they have heard it for the first time. Otherwise, they would have already taken action to achieve it. In fact, leadership … Read more Are you turning obstacles into opportunities to recommit?
Graeme was spending all his time on other people’s agendas. His diary was packed with back to back meetings, his emails were out of control, budget forecasts and project reports were relentless and of course staff issues were constantly distracting him. He had no time to think about tomorrow’s agenda, to ponder the strategic issues … Read more Are you creating free time?