There’s A Wrong Way Of Being Right

I’ve said it before, the truth is a beautiful thing. Nothing taints truth like delivering it with malice and egotistical motives. In both life and leadership we tend to place a high value on it, if it is on our side. I don’t know anyone who loves being ‘wrong’.

You’ve Been Made Blind By Pride When

There’s the adage, “pride comes before a fall”. It is true. The sad thing about it, is that often people don’t realise that they’ve been made blind by pride. Pride can make you blind to the fact that you’re about to fall. In fact pride makes you blind to the fact that you are proud […]

The Tainting Of Cynicism

Relationships are key to great leadership and, well a great life. Rather, great relationships are key to great leadership and pleasant life. There are some ‘general laws of life’ that when violated affect everything, even in leadership, because, well, leaders lead people, primarily. Trust allows leaders, and everyone else in general, to be vulnerable. Vulnerability increases trust […]

Unlocking Another Complexity / Dynamic In Teams And Leadership

Everyone is “special” in his or her own kind of way. Leading and making teams work means taking into account connect with individuals. Great leaders are ones who understand how to connect and speak to each person on their team. One of the first dynamics is individuality. Not everyone you lead understands things the same. […]