Communication

Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles

Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles

Think back to the last team project you participated in at work. How did the person running the project lead…

Ford South Africa Reacted Badly In A Crisis

Ford South Africa Reacted Badly In A Crisis

In December 2015, Reshall Jimmy burnt to death in his 1.6-litre EcoBoost Ford Kuga in South Africa. Since then a…

Leading People Too Smart To Be Led

Leading People Too Smart To Be Led

An evolutionary geneticist, a professional gambler, and a business school professor walk into a bar. What might appear to be…

How To Tell Your Boss You Have Too Much Work

How To Tell Your Boss You Have Too Much Work

These days it seems like most people have too much on their plate. Everyone complains about feeling overworked. So how do…

Leadership: How Attuned Are You?

Leadership: How Attuned Are You?

Leaders are not just born to the role. They are born, then made – and sometimes – unmade – by…

Why Being Unpredictable Is A Bad Strategy

Why Being Unpredictable Is A Bad Strategy

My clients and students assume that competitors should surprise one another with their strategies. Your competitors, they think, should have…

What Were We Thinking?

What Were We Thinking?

If you are a management theory junkie, the 2016 Peter Drucker Global Conference in Vienna earlier this month was like…

The Wrong Way To Introduce People Over Email

The Wrong Way To Introduce People Over Email

When I was young and just starting out in my career, one of the networking principles I followed was the…

Leadership In South Africa: 5 Wishes

Leadership In South Africa: 5 Wishes

First leadership wish: My first wish is that the ANC top leadership moves quickly and firmly to recall our president…

4 Ways To Be More Confident At Work

4 Ways To Be More Confident At Work

Most of us have had a workplace moment like this: We look at a colleague who was just given a…