“I am the best leader in the world….better than the rest!” The world is filled with leaders. Or it seems. Leaders, who admit to themselves and the whole world that they are born this way. That they are the leader everyone aspires to be. I know why you are thinking you can’t be like them. […]
Essential Traits of a Leader
Leadership is one of those things which is easy to identify, but at the same time hard to define. Or perhaps, it is not so easy to identify, but it is easy to feel. There’s no denying that leadership is rooted in the characteristics of the leader. Also, interestingly, the manifestation of such traits may […]
‘Action Learning’ for Leadership Development – Is this still a viable learning option?
‘Action Learning’ for Leadership Development – Is this still a viable learning option? “There is no learning without action and no action without learning” (Reg Revins 1998). L = P + Q Learning = Programmed (knowledge) + Questions (insight). Many may have heard of ‘Action Learning’ being talked about within the training fraternity, but how […]
Leadership Development ROI
Why measure leadership development? Leadership development maturity is characterized by an organizational mindset of employees as corporate assets, with clearly defined future focused development processes and competencies. A consistent level of involvement of business leaders to embrace the initiative and support in taking into account the organization’s leadership needs, makes it an integrated leadership development […]
Leadership and Management
Recently I was invited as a speaker to the NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Company) forum held in Dubai for some of their managers. The presentation covered “How to motivate teams to achieve company goals.” During the presentation, as we were discussing the skills required for a manager to achieve these goals, the question of Leadership […]
Leadership Development: Inherent and Intuition?
Why leadership development… Improving leadership development programs, growing talent internally and enhancing effectiveness of the senior management team are some of the top challenges on the minds of CEO’s, alongside business growth. We need great leaders to shape and sustain our organizations and to mould our future leaders. We need leaders leading with a winning […]
4 Uncommon Ways To Motivate an Underperforming Employee
Ordinary leaders believe that if some employees are under-performing, you must fire them. But not you! Underperformance is very common nowadays due to the increasing levels of stress and competition. Sadly, performance issues and employees spirit are too often ignored by leadership due to the endless battle for a bigger market share, decreasing costs and […]
Is There a Place for Team Leadership Within Today’s High-tech, Fast Moving World of International Business?
The term leadership generally evokes thoughts of both famous and infamous personalities from world history. Whether pioneers of nations, great religious ambassadors, the peace-makers or founding fathers of modern industry; all hold a number of common traits. Having the ability to inspire followers, to make timely and decisive decisions and always be seen to “do […]
Best Practice Leadership Training – An Investment in Mediocrity?
Are leaders born or made? This common trait theory of leadership has been debated for decades. Current scholars seem to accept that while some future leaders may be born with relevant leadership traits, this may not be a critical component to guarantee future effective leadership. Arguments are frequently made that through extensive leadership training programs, […]
The Growing Trend In Youth Leadership
The new trend in the learning and development world is focusing on youth leadership. We can see a high injection in youth leadership initiatives from aid agencies and training companies, who are now specializing in this field. The need for a focus on youth leadership development seems to be triggered by the current state of […]