Many leaders feel they don’t have time for explanations and discussions. The problem is that you need people who are clear about what needs to be achieved. You might have many technically competent people around you. But if they don’t have clarity about what they are doing, work will not be efficient. Continue reading »
Many leaders go through life focusing on avoiding mistakes. Which is not entirely wrong. Preventing major errors can feel good. It can also feel safe. But today I want to challenge you to be bold and reach for excellence instead. Continue reading »
You have read it and heard it as often as I have. It’s a discouraging statistic. Up to 70 per cent of all change initiatives fail. Many are tempted to think, why even bother trying to change? Have you stopped to think that maybe the reason for so much failure to change is that we might be doing things backwards? Could it be there is an easier way?
You know stress is bad for you and your people. It raises your personal risk of a host of ailments, which includes heart disease and cancer. One of the main problems is that the stress hormones can suppress the cells of your immune system, therefore leaving you more susceptible to infection.
In the workplace it also raises the probability of mistakes, conflict, absenteeism, delays, and turnover. Therefore, you know the message is simple: avoid stress!
Only that it’s not that simple. Continue reading »
If you think leading others is a challenge, try leading your brain! Most leaders don’t give a second thought to why leading their brains is so important. Therefore, they let it run in any direction it wants. You would not be that careless with the people you lead. Why then would you let your own brain run wildly free?
Why it’s important to lead your brain
I know, it sounds counterintuitive. As a leader you want action and you want it now! You talk about it. You share with your people you strategic plan. You push for them to start taking immediate action. . . and nothing happens!
Maybe you need to plug people into the equation first.