May 8, 2014

An old Chinese proverb says that “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” I suppose that in reality every journey starts with the first step and our leadership journey is no different; perhaps the biggest challenge that we face though is identifying...

April 15, 2014

Are you an educator or a legislator? I ask because I have worked with 2 leaders who had a very different approach to leadership: one was a legislator and the other an educator. The legislator relied on a rigid set of rules to lead his team; these rules were rigid and v...

March 18, 2014

I was sitting in a meeting last week, it was a long meeting and probably similar to long meetings that many of you will have experienced. My issue is that I am not blessed with a long attention span and I often run out of attention well before meetings finish. This par...

March 2, 2014

I was running a leadership seminar the other day and the discussion veered towards the differences between command, leadership and management. One of the group asked me a question: Is it possible to command without leading and is it possible to be a manager without eit...

February 9, 2014

Most of the leaders in the previous post rely on a leadership style referred to as ‘authoritarianism’. This is one of the oldest leadership styles and has its roots in the feudal system where lords held absolute authority over their servants and those servants were exp...

February 6, 2014

THE TYRANT – Leads by fear, accepts no inputs or ideas from subordinates and treats such as dissent to be quelled without remorse.

 

THE DICTATOR – “My way or the highway” is often their philosophy. While they may appear to accept ideas from subordinates their ideas will...

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