Improved performance in anything, deconstructed

Improved performance in anything, deconstructed

In a world of untold complexity, it’s nice when something simple and intuitive comes along to help us wrestle with a meaty topic. The question of “How can I perform better” or “How can I be more successful” concerns (and sometimes...
How to build better Culture in Banking

How to build better Culture in Banking

Next week marks the 8th anniversary of the Lehman collapse. Thanks to the subsequent financial meltdown and its long-lasting consequences, the banking industry remains in a sorry state. Bank CEOs are still scratching their heads trying to identify the right business...
Lessons in Culture from a Master

Lessons in Culture from a Master

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” – so said (allegedly) business and management guru Peter Drucker. We all know that great culture is incredibly important if a firm wants to build lasting success. Great culture aligns behaviours and limits the...
Are you a Leader with the Common Touch?

Are you a Leader with the Common Touch?

We all have our views on what great leadership is all about. From being a visionary, to inspiring others, to being calm under fire, to behaving with principles and integrity. We read about these critical leadership traits all the time. But here’s something I...
The 7 Bad Habits of Highly Ineffective Leaders, Part Two

The 7 Bad Habits of Highly Ineffective Leaders, Part Two

This is Part Two of my article covering the most common Bad Habits which make Leaders so Ineffective. In case you missed it, you can find Part One here. We’ve already covered the first three Bad Habits (Egotism, Being Deaf to Others,  Misusing your Authority),...