Leadership Archive

The Greatest Investment

“FEEL and Grow Rich”  The development of your authenticity and emotional intelligence guarantees an ever expanding return on investment. It provides the greatest return on emotional labor performed by both individuals and organizations. The development of individuals and organizations with authenticity and emotional intelligence represents the greatest competitive advantage in the emerging trust economy. Emotional

Cross mentoring – Mentoring between companies

Most formal mentoring takes place between people within the same organisation, but this isn’t the only possibility. It is hard, for example, to create effective mentoring relationships within small national branch offices – people are often too close and the choice of mentor is too limited. While distance mentoring, using mentors from the same company

Managing in a Global Environment

For the modern day leader, the interdependence of nations and hyper-connectedness of experiences provide a source of great opportunities. Yet, these go hand-in-hand with great challenges, given the immense technological, methodological, social and cultural differences between nations. It is important for business professionals to be able to embrace the wider world and recognize the value

How Great CEO’s Create Value: Lessons from Private Equity

Top private equity firms have been long recognized for their value generating capabilities. One reason for private equity’s success is its ability to improve the operations of companies. This presentation focuses on the key drivers of growth and success, including the competencies, activities and mindsets of great CEO’s. These insights come from researching and/or directly

Discovering the Art & Science of Leadership Thinking

Our intention Some leaders know how to tell a story to engage our emotions, imaginations and buy-in. Some leaders know how to make excellent fact-based presentations and decisions. The best leaders can do both. We share methods used by effective leaders to tap both the ‘art’ and ‘science’ sides of our natures as they lead

How to Lead with Purpose and Radically Transform Your Life and Work

Research steadily finds that people who live, lead, and work with purpose live up to 7 years longer, are 42% more likely to experience contentment in life and at work, and are four times more likely to be engaged and productive in their jobs (Gallup, 2013; National Institutes of Health ,1998; New York University, 2015).

The Power and Importance of Emotional Labor

Although I am grateful that I was born with dyslexia, this was not always the case. We each have two wolves struggling inside us. One wolf is vengeful, angry, resentful, and afraid. The other is compassionate, faithful and loving. The wolf that wins is the one we feed. Dyslexia forced me to do a lot of what

Leading Through Pain and Loss

Many people will do a variety of things to avoid pain. As leaders, we know that it will be part of the growth of our organization; the one thing that is consistent is change. Not all change is painful or involves loss, although if we are honest with ourselves, we will find that pain and