Measuring the Return on Investment (ROI) of executive coaching and other leadership development initiatives can be a contentious issue and a challenging task. Nonetheless, this not always the case and it is possible to do it. The easiest way is by asking and researching. Executive coaching I have recently completed a 12 month coaching assignment […]Read More
July 9, 2015 Overcoming Adversity is the Path to Glory
There is nothing more uplifting and inspiring than seeing the power, glory of relentless effort, never giving up, and collective leadership in action Gay pride parades recently witnessed around the world are a case in point. The White House, lit up in rainbow colours on June 26, 2015 following the US Supreme Court announcement that […]Read More
What kind of leaders will the world need over the next thirty-five years? This coming book is a ‘Must-Read’ volume in the International Leadership Association, Building Leadership Bridges Series Emerald Group Publishing, August 2015. Editor: Dr. Matthew Sowcik. Associate Editors: Anthony C. Andenoro, Mindy McNutt, and Susan Elaine Murphy Ron Heifetz, Founding Director, Center for […]Read More
June 19, 2015 Leadership Lessons From A Real Champion – Barça!
As the world’s No. 1 ranking football (soccer) team, Football Club Barcelona (FCB) is the world’s best again! With the slogan “more than a club”, since 1899 FCB – commonly known to fans as Barça – has had a commitment beyond sport. This is a commitment to the people of Catalonia who for many decades […]Read More
Leadership that makes a real difference can only show up when things get tough! To exercise this kind leadership, we need to move beyond resilience and to achieve this, we need to build the adaptive capacity required to thrive in our increasingly demanding global economy, where hyper-complexity and adaptive challenges have become the new […]Read More
May 6, 2015 The Monkey Within!
Yes, a monkey! Our ancestors, from some 4.4 million years ago. Remember? But this isn’t the monkey that I’m talking about today. The monkey I’m referring to is your inner ‘irrational self’, the aspect of human nature which we (supposedly) tame as we grow up to let our ‘rational self’ develop and take charge. […]Read More
April 26, 2015 When Telling The Truth Is Bad News
Some years ago, a prospective client approached me and said that she needed emotional intelligence (EI) coaching. “I have been told that I need to develop more ‘self-regulation’ or ‘emotional control’ “, she said. Self-regulation or emotional control refer to the ability to respond to the daily demands of life with a range of […]Read More
April 25, 2015 When Success Is Bad News
Yes, it sounds paradoxical – a seemingly contradictory statement which, when investigated, turns out to be true! It’s also a very revealing statement about human nature. The first time I read this quote from Einstein it really made me think. As a young professional, possibly like you, I was taught that success was the […]Read More
March 12, 2015 Leadership Down Under – Let’s Make It Our Business
According to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2015: Leading in the New World of Work – one of the largest longitudinal studies of talent, leadership and HR challenges and readiness around the world – companies are still struggling to engage and retain employees and to develop leaders at all levels. Naturally, different domains call […]Read More
Ever wondered why highly competent people in your team or organisation (perhaps even yourself) are not performing at their best, or not responding to change as openly as you would have expected? Your Psychological Capital (PsyCap) – the powerful combination of your confidence, hope, resilience and optimism, could be the answer. PsyCap is what […]Read More