How do you become a better Leader?

How do you define blind-spots? Blind-spots are unrecognized weaknesses or threats that can harm a leader and his or her company. Are there different degrees of blindness? There are times when leaders are completely blindsided by a weakness or threat and other situations when they are partially aware of a weakness or threat but fail

How to Bring Out the Best of Your Leadership Style

If you are part of your company’s leadership structure, you should be very aware of your leadership style to allow you to work more effectively with your direct reports and transform from being just a boss into a true leader. However,before you do that, you will need to identify your leadership style. I espouse using

The new gold rush: leaders with the brain in mind

Poor mental health at work has reached epidemic proportions. Companies must recognize the scale of the crisis before they can act on it.It covers a wide range of issues, including crippling anxiety, clinical depression, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Unfortunately, ignorance, denial and cluelessness are preventing business leaders from seeing, and acting

The Digital Age is not what you think?

There is no common understanding as to what people mean when they use the term ‘digital’. For some it is simply another name for IT. For others, it’s just an antonym for analogue. In this presentation,we see that the digital age is much more than the industrial era amped up on tech steroids. And much

How to Build A High Performing Team

Building A High Performing Team is not rocket science but it requires a focused, persistent, consistent effort of utilizing best practices in all facets of your business. According to a 2014 study of 295 international C- level executives conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of Cross Knowledge, the survey showed that 88% of

Best Practices: Talent Acquisition

Talent and human capital form the backbone of any business. They must be a priority and never simply an afterthought. It is that simple. But is it? We so often focus on revenues and profits and in the case of public companies, stock price. It almost seems as if these numbers spawn themselves. But we

The Risk of Authentic Leadership

If you are not willing to lead you will not succeed. Leadership and management require different abilities. Abilities designed to achieve different outcomes. Managementwas establishedto maintain and improve upon the existing status quo.  Leadership must be able to move beyond the status quo in order for innovation and change to occur. At some point this

How to Train Teams in High Reliability Organizations

More than 30 years of research and evidence have been accumulated on teams and team performance in diverse areas such as aviation, the military, nuclear power, and health care. The consensus across these domains, where the consequences of error are great, is that teamwork is an essential requirement for high performance. Based on the evidence