In an earlier post I highlighted the potential demise of leaders when they confuse the attention they get from those they lead. Leaders must never mistake the attention they get, as focus on them but realise that it is to enable they function, which, ultimately is to see vision realised for the enterprise they lead. Keeping […]
Because leaders lead (or should be leading) change they will be consulted a lot. Leaders, by virtue of their position will get attention. You cannot lead effectively if you cannot capture attention of your organization. People are inherently narcissistic and in one way or another, and varying degrees seek attention. This is not bad or […]
It is great leadership & wisdom to always think many steps ahead but it is not always possible. There are times, in both life and leadership where focus needs to be in “what’s next?” and not what are the next hundred steps. Sometimes the best question to ask is what is the next step? Just […]
My uncle once told me that a piece of paper had better memory than me. To a great extent, he was right. The things I’ve put in notebooks have stayed there. My journals bear reminders of things that have faded in the abyss of my memory. Writing lists is a great way to keep in […]
I like airports. I like the vibe. The movement and sense of movement and mission in them is obvious. Airports and leadership have a lot in common. Leading is like running an airport. Airports make for a great analogy of leadership.