How to become an outstanding team leader

How to become an outstanding team leader

When it comes to the question of leadership, most attention is aimed at the C-suite, for obvious reasons. CEOs and their executives make all the big decisions after all, and are paid the big bucks accordingly. But what about at the other end of the corporate pyramid?...
8 reasons why you must lead with an inspiring Vision

8 reasons why you must lead with an inspiring Vision

There are thousands of books and millions of experts on leadership. Every single one of them recommends something different, a fresh angle on deciphering an age-old challenge. In recent years, for example, Simon Sinek has successfully reframed the leadership debate...
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 calmĀ under fire, to behaving with principles and integrity. We read about these critical leadership traits all the time. But here’s something I...