Brexit and Austuck: Uncertainty Paves the Way for the New

Brexit – The Surprise? Result The Brexit outcome came as a huge surprise with a very close 52% vote to exit. The Leave Campaign was highly successful given that the incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron advocated staying. It was only six months ago that David Cameron was recognized globally as the third most popular political […]

7 Limitations of 360 Assessments and Feedback

360 Assessments were intended to be more “objective” by including a larger range of “subjective” assessments by peers, team members and external stakeholders in addition to the single assessment by a person’s business unit manager. However the 360 process also has significant limitations and the potential to inhibit rather than promote leadership development. 1. 360 […]

Why we need more Women at the Top

More Women at the Top? Given our preoccupation to have more women at the top of organizations, it’s curious to realize how gender archetypes underlie the shift from transactional to transformational leadership. The “Achiever”, the final stage of conventional leadership is a highly masculine archetype – the warrior, the hunter, the breadwinner, creating transactional relationships […]

The 7 Advantages of Small Group Coaching in Leadership

The Main Goals of Leadership Coaching are: To better know yourself: strengths, stretches, stressors and shadow To develop a more confident, authentic and inspiring leadership presence To build stronger relationships with others by communicating articulately To exercise co-creative power aligned to your purpose with ease and grace, and To create a more fulfilling quality of life […]

The 6 Key Benefits of Executive Leadership Coaching

Aspirational First, it’s aspirational. While standard Executive Coaching is about improving your performance at work in more senior executive roles, Executive Leadership Coaching is this and more. It invites you to tap into your career aspirations and personal purpose in relation to how you can make a bigger difference and leave a lasting legacy as a […]

7 Ways to Know and Present Yourself At Your Best

Do you dread the question: “What’s your story?” or the instant opener: “Tell me about yourself.” It happened to me twice in the last week and to be honest I wasn’t prepared. I instantly fell into the trap of describing my past and my current situation. Neither memorable nor inspiring! So I reflected on all […]

Transition Your Career and Transform Your Life!

Career Transitions can be scary! When you’re suddenly ousted from your role or you know there’s a restructure coming, or you’re just aware that you’re no longer happy in your role, feel discontent and know it’s time to move on, everything in your life seems to be magnified. You’re poised at the brink with the […]

How Organizations Rob Us Of Our Personal Power

Employee Engagement is Lacking The lack of Employee Engagement is the number one issue in Deloitte’s 2015 Human Capital Trends Report. People Engagement just edges out the dearth of leadership at number two. According to Gallup, only 13% of the global workforce is “highly engaged”. Rather than separate these two dire issues, it seems to me […]

The 7 Key Transformations in Leadership Capacity

There are seven key transformations in executive leadership capacity in the world today. They form the progressive stages in adult maturity or Vertical Learning, in contrast to horizontal learning that takes place within a stage. The seven transformations are: Opportunist Conformist Specialist Achiever Catalyst Strategist Alchemist As we progress through these stages of development we […]

What is Culture and How Do You Improve It?

What is Culture? Culture is often described as “the way we do things around here”. It’s largely unconscious and unscripted, something that happens on autopilot based on copying the behaviours of the people in the organization around us and particularly the most senior leaders. “Monkey see, monkey do”. This is how we are hardwired as […]