Leaders are custodians

February 13, 2013 - 00:10 -- Dr. Ada

Belem tower guarding entrance to Lisbon's harbor

Yesterday, I was interacting with @Chascritical in tweeter. He was talking about custodianship as one of the purposes of a board of directors, which helps fix their minds on the long term, when so often it’s forced to be short term. It made me think this is one aspect of leadership that is rarely mentioned. This is what this post will cover. Continue reading »

What keeps you awake at night?

February 5, 2013 - 17:49 -- Dr. Ada

Insomnia

While individuals have a wide variety of reasons for keeping awake at night, a report by Europe’s largest Chartered HR and development professional body: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), titled HR Outlook: A variety of leader perspectives, found that leadership development is what keep about 49% of both leaders and HR department heads awake at night. Continue reading »

Do you need to turn around?

January 25, 2013 - 12:02 -- Dr. Ada
Turning around

Most leaders like to think of growth and success as a straight line that keeps going up and up, taking them farther and higher all the time. Yet, reality is different. Growth is more like a series of loops that include moving forward, course turning, and changing course, while continuing to advance.

When turning around is smart

Of course, you can't be constantly turning around or you will only go in circles and never advance. But there are situations when turning around IS the smart thing to do. Continue reading »

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