The Tension Of Team Critique And Mission

Critique is necessary for development and growth. We love it when we’re doing great and, let’s be honest, it sucks, stings when we aren’t. I’m convinced that critique is necessary. However, if not done properly it does the opposite of what it ought to achieve.

When People Say To Me, “You’re Such A Blessing!”

A gesture just to say, “thank you” to me. The last few weeks I’ve been saying, “thank you” to many people for giving of their gifts and time to me and things I’m involved in. So when people say to me, “You’re such a Blessing!”… It’s kinda tired but this time it wasn’t just the […]

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’.

Helping Team Translate Implications For Areas Of Their Responsibility

In another post, (this one) I shared about a challenge I had in unlocking potential from some team members. The short of it, is that I didn’t realise they were failing to translate what a change in strategy at an enterprise level, practically meant for them. They understood the the enterprise was headed but failed […]

All Must Translate Implications For Areas Of Their Responsibility

Going through some notes I made after a few team meetings a few years ago. I now understand something that puzzled me. On that team I had people with the skills needed. They were sold out to the mission. There were just two people whose potential I somehow failed to extract, in the context of […]