Tag Archives: Leaders

Spike! The Power and Simplicity of the Strengths based Revolution

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During this webinar interview with Catherine of MBA World, I explore the reasons why the leaders and organisations who focus on their Spikes do better than those who focus on their weaknesses; and offer advice as to how you can discover your own outstanding strengths. Below is given the transcript. Transcript Catherine: Hi, good afternoon […]

Our Youngers and Betters (part 1)

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New Dawn for South Africa? It was truly a momentous occasion at the recent ANC’s five yearly congress, it could not have been more tense or intense. Cyril Ramaphosa, the Deputy President narrowly defeated Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, President Zuma’s former wife, whom the President had backed. The drama of the day became even more fraught with […]

Leaders Never Stop Practicing

On arrival, late in the evening at Copenhagen airport in Denmark, we looked forward to a long two-hour drive to the second city of Denmark, Odense. This is the birth place of Hans Christian Andersen and the venue for the ground breaking Thinkers50 event. Thinkers50 is a gathering of the world’s most prominent business thinkers. […]

Spike Stories – Leaders Never Stop Practicing [Podcast Episode 10]

For someone who had won everything and more that Formula One had to offer, there was no discernible ego. There was an agreeable and strong competitive spirit, but this was a little masked by a friendly and trusting exterior… Listen to the Podcast here:  

What Does Britain Want In A Political Leader?

The insightful results from the recent BritainThinks survey is worth looking at from a slightly different lens. It’s telling that the top three attributes voters looked for from their political leaders are integrity, authenticity and empathy, with the top attribute from their previous survey, communication, dropping down the order. Engagement In our experience, integrity, authenticity […]

The Sack Race

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New Job and You Want to Last – Make Big Calls Fast Even the very best are not safe from the early ‘chop’, no matter how good they are – if they don’t start delivering early. Whilst interviewing the brilliant coach Carlo Ancelotti last year, at the launch of his seminal book, Quiet Leadership, he […]

The Sack Race – Podcast (Episode 07)

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Getting Sacked. Frank De Boer was sacked as the coach of Premier League football club, Crystal Palace FC, after only 77 days in charge. This follows on from him being sacked last season from the Italian league giants, Inter Milan, after 85 days. The elite coaches seem to be hanging around for only 2-3 years. […]

Why Mothers are Today’s Best Leaders

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“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it”. – Mark Twain Extraordinary times demands extraordinary leadership, this must become the era where we universally accept and look for women as leaders. As Mark Twain pithily points out, leaders today have to handle constant pressure well and need […]

Why Mothers are Today’s Best Leaders Podcast [Episode 01]

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This podcast is about the best contemporary leaders today. Beyond any research, beyond any data. Its quite clear. It’s mothers at home who have the ability to emotionally engage. Listen to my podcast about this: Like this? Sign up to receive my Spike Stories