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Why this is the best time to invest in leadership skills

Why this is the best time to invest in leadership skills

When I started writing this article, I referred to the Post-COVID era. But now it seems that COVID is here to stay for at least one more year and become the ‘new normal’. Our generation (including our leaders) has never encountered such levels of combined...

How to develop a culture of optimism during the COVID-19 crisis

How to develop a culture of optimism during the COVID-19 crisis

The Coronavirus (CODVID-19) will influence the global economy and most certainly have a significant negative effect on small to medium businesses; Artificial Intelligence will take our jobs; This summers’ fires are just the beginning… From the minute we wake up in the morning, we are...

What Makes Teams High-Performing?

What Makes Teams High-Performing?

The following story happens more often than you think!  During a workshop I conducted to teams from a range of corporates, many of the participants described their corporate culture as toxic, inefficient, with silos and lack of collaboration and some even portrayed the culture as...

This is why every CEO must take a break

This is why every CEO must take a break

I recently spoke with investors who were worried about their investment since the CEO of the company hasn’t taken any leave for a few years. They asked me if I can coach the CEO. Coaching is a great tool. It can do wonders when people are aware they need to...

When culture goes wrong: Five steps for a quick fix

When culture goes wrong: Five steps for a quick fix

The pandemic has placed all organisations in uncertainty. The key to success is changing and adapting, which cannot be achieved without proactively leading the organisational. Yes, even when employees are working from home, there is...

Make no mistake: culture and ethics are led from the top

Make no mistake: culture and ethics are led from the top

The royal commission revealed unethical practices and behaviours in the financial sector that are associated with the culture of the specific organisations. These practices are indeed part of the organisational culture, but culture should not be blamed. Culture is not an entity, nor an...

The first step for successful recruitment is the culture

The first step for successful recruitment is the culture

When I ask leaders growing companies about their challenges, getting the right people in the right time is always on top of their list. However, unfortunately, most of them are repeating the same mistake when recruiting new employees: they look at the recruitment process as...

Avoiding the Painful Crisis of Executive Pay

Avoiding the Painful Crisis of Executive Pay

Over the past few years, we have seen a strong trend of investors taking remuneration very seriously, some losing patience and vocally voting against executive pay schemes (“strikes”). There are good reasons as to why we got here. However, while changing history is impossible, I would like to...