Leadership Archive

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 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 Business Owners Become Financial Leaders

Entrepreneurs wear dozens of hats: They are product designers, salespeople, customer service reps, marketers, executives, and grunts. Yet, the one role many entrepreneurs are less than ready to take on is that of financial expert. Businesses need money to survive, and entrepreneurs are responsible for finding and managing funding appropriately. Those who are effective with

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