Category Archives: Global Leadership

COLLABORATION

I’ve been working with a leadership team and one of the topics we were discussing was collaboration. There are six leaders on the team, and each of them has a particular function that they are in charge of. Of course, they are siloed in terms of having responsibility for their particular area. Nevertheless, because they […]

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CASCADING YOUR LEARNING

A client that I was working with brought his senior team together and we did a number of exercises so that we could align the executive team. The operating principles were three values we came up with. One of the participants really liked this idea and therefore, when he went back to his office, he […]

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REFLECTION

There was a global leader who went to see a wise old woman in the Himalayas, and he said to her ‘Momma G,’ which is obviously a respectful term. ‘Momma G, I’m very, very busy. What can I do to have more peace in my life?? To be less busy?’ And she said to him, […]

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LEADING WITH COURAGE

I was working recently at a refinery, doing some work with a leadership team. The person in charge of the refinery was new in the role and had been there four months. He had changed the composition of his team, he’d brought in some new people, he’d promoted some people, removed some older people, and […]

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BUILDING ON STRENGTH

As part of my own professional development, I’m doing a program with an organisation. It’s really about how I can become better at what I do. I think it’s always important as someone who facilitates and talks about improvement in others, that I am constantly looking at improving myself. So, I spend a fair amount […]

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Slowing down

When was the last time you just sat back and relaxed? Be honest. When was the last time you sat back, didn’t look at the phone, didn’t listen to music, didn’t look at a screen, but just sat? When was the last time you actually thought to yourself, ‘Gosh, I’m bored.’ When was the last […]

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How Do You Show Up?

On a recent assignment I had with a client, part of the role involved me interviewing the direct report of a particular leader. I spoke to 10 of her direct reports and I found there were a number of inconsistencies in the feedback from her direct reports. There were also some consistencies. Among the consistencies […]

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Cultural Chameleons

We all know people who are what I term ‘cultural chameleons’, they adjust to pretty much any new cultural environment quickly and with ease. Whether they’re traveling in a work or leisure capacity, or even if they’re in their home environment mixing with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, they know how to communicate at a […]

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