10 Business Clichés That Prove You’re Lazy

Recognize any of the platitudes on this list? Here’s why you should stop using them–now. Whipping out a platitude isn’t just annoying. Using some platitudes also shows you’re lazy–and not just in words but in actions: “Work smarter, not harder.” What happens when you say that to me? One: You imply I’m stupid. Two: You imply whatever I’m doing should… Continue reading

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of bureaucratic power. In order to engage in a conversation about leadership, you have to assume you have no power… Continue reading

Leadership And The Art of Self-Alignment

The term “engagement”, although not a new term in the business world, has continually struck a chord that seems to resonate stronger as the years go on. What once meant to be a measure of employee satisfaction and buy-in is now seeping, rightfully so, into a yardstick for leaders. Likewise, “alignment” in an organizational application is not a new concept… Continue reading

Employers must rethink leadership strategies, says Harvard Business Publishing

Business executives prioritise defining fresh strategies, but most lack the right talent in their business to achieve them with inadequate plans to address the issue, says Harvard Business School. It believes there is an urgent need for employers to change their leadership development models if they are to better define their business strategies. According to the 2012 economic global survey… Continue reading

Leadership styles

If you were asked to rapidly name three top business leaders you might come up with Steve Jobs, Philip Green and Martin Sorrell. There is no question that each is, and in the case of the late Steve Jobs, was, an effective business leader, yet their leadership styles differ markedly. For a number of years now, as an executive performance… Continue reading