We recently held a series of client conversations with leaders from around the world to take stock of current experiences and to share perspectives on the future of leadership and workplaces.
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"Leaders who are comfortable showing vulnerability are often seen as authentic and trustworthy."
Several successful leaders seem to have this thing called ‘gravitas’. Leaders with gravitas are experienced as having dignity, poise, and are seen as mature and possibly even wise. For those people who seem to be effortlessly successful, but at some point, begin to wonder if the construct they have built for themselves will hold, this blog explores how to develop maturity and wisdom. Indeed, the blog uncovers that key to developing gravitas is vulnerability and therein lays the challenge to leave the demanding ego behind and to become more comfortable with showing vulnerability but ultimately becoming an authentic leader.
Published on 19 Mar, 2018
In a world where everything that can be measured is seen as meaningful, and where things that can’t be measured don’t matter, the pandemic has busted one of the great untruths. It’s actually the ‘unmeasurables’ that matter more.
Published on 21 Dec, 2021
The shadow side of the desire to help
Those defined by the Helper’s Syndrome are committed to show extreme loyalty to supporting others. Admirable? Maybe. This blog makes the case that they may be better off rationing their compulsion or risk short-changing others and themselves and ultimately not help anyone. As we shall see: it depends.
Published on 11 Jul, 2018
"Advice for dealing with narcissists"
Managing a narcissistic leader is not easy. Why would they ask for help, when they think that they are better than anybody else? How can they learn from mistakes if they can’t admit that they’ve ever made one? This article provides some advise for managers who have to deal with such leaders.
Published on 10 May, 2017
As old as time and very much universal, feelings of shame can lead to self-destructive behaviour in even the best of leaders.
Published on 28 Jul, 2021
"Reflective writing as carthartic process"
This blog entry with the Harward Business Review looks at the therapeutic effect of writing.
Published on 26 Nov, 2014
"What's your readiness to work & lead overseas?"
This blog addresses readiness to work and lead overseas, and whether you are ready to make this change.
Published on 10 Nov, 2014
"The importance of top team alignment"
This blog entry addresses the importance of top team alignment programmes.
Published on 23 Mar, 2014
"Managing those who won't see the middle ground"
This blog entry for the Harvard Business Review explores how one can manage leaders who see things in black and white, unable to accept a middle ground.
Published on 10 Mar, 2015
Don’t wait for the world to change. Find your own individual way
Don’t wait for the world to change or for some quota to propel you to the top. Find your own individual way. But what does that mean?
Published on 9 Mar, 2020