Mother knows best. This week’s article is a short and simple lesson from my mother. My mother is sadly no longer with us, she never held a leadership role in business, but I believe she was a natural leader. Here is an example of her style that hopefully illustrates a behavioural point in the leadership Read more about A Friday thought for Mother’s Day.[…]
So at what point does an additional cook spoil the broth? Through a number of engagements over the last week, the notion of diminishing returns has entered my work a couple of times. On both occasions the idea was met with surprise by a number of colleagues. So, I thought, if there are a handful Read more about A Friday thought on the law of diminishing returns.[…]
Always right? Try the alternate view. Do you ever feel like you are fighting an uphill battle? You know the way forward but no one seems to be prepared to see things from your point of view? We have all been there from time to time. But what if this is a constant frustration? What Read more about A Friday Thought on Empathy[…]
Everyone wants a strong leader, but what does a strong one look like? What constitutes a strong leader? Is it an ability to steadfastly stick to your view when all around you are telling you that you are wrong. Is it making tough decisions even when they have a negative impact on your people? Is Read more about A Friday thought on leadership strength.[…]
One of the most powerful leadership tools available to a manager is to listen to a concern from a team member, act upon it and fix it. When looking to implement a behavioural safety program or introduce new initiatives around behavioural safety, I have often heard managers say things like, ‘this is too sophisticated for Read more about A Friday thought on safety leadership[…]
I just don’t want to talk about Jesus today. A few days ago, at lunchtime I popped into town to stretch my legs and browse the local shops. After a good walk around and the realisation I don’t actually do browsing, I decided to walk back home and get back to work. As I walked Read more about A Friday thought on engagement.[…]
A key task for you as a manager, is to ensure that your team see themselves as leaders and realise the power that they have. We have published a few articles lately on how our failure to maintain high standards can negatively influence the behaviour of others. Check out our posts on broken windows and Read more about A Friday thought on leadership behaviours.[…]
So many leaders think that they have to know all the answers. Your team don’t expect you to know everything, furthermore they will appreciate you asking them to be part of the solution. Above all else, a strong leader admits when they got it wrong.
One of the most powerful leadership tools available to a manager is to listen to a concern from a team member, act upon it and fix it.