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Are you a visionary leader?

Are you a visionary leader?

It is very rare to find someone who will point in a direction off the well worn paths of the industry the organisation belongs to and say 'lets go there'. In my opinion there are three reasons it is so rare to see visionary leadership. 1.) Institutionalised thought...

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Authority = permission to author

Authority = permission to author

Leaders are story tellers. They tell the story of the great vision. They tell the story of where their people have come from and where, collectively, they are going. But most of all, leaders tell the story of who people are. As engaging as the vision may be, people...

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What I learnt about business from taking photos

What I learnt about business from taking photos

When I was studying photography. In the early days of taking photos even with a single lens reflex(SLR) camera that allowed me to see almost exactly how the photo was going to be framed, my photos would never turn out like I imagined them. Have you ever had this...

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How to think big – 6 questions I ask myself

How to think big – 6 questions I ask myself

I like to sort cutlery after it has been cleaned - I just want to touch it as little as possible. My wife, on the other hand, prefers to order cutlery as it goes into the cutlery basket in the dishwasher, and of course her method is wrong. 🙂 One of my favourite...

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Articulating the vision that you see

Articulating the vision that you see

I had a coffee with a friend of mine who runs a large services business. He was struggling because his business had plateaued. It was one of the bigger businesses in our area. In fact it was really a big fish in a small pond and he really needed to jump into a bigger...

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The next life interaction is the most important one

The next life interaction is the most important one

I remember in my early days of managing a radio station (I started when I was 22) there were a number of times I would have an interaction with a staff member and would come away from it kicking myself. You see I understood that each interaction is an opportunity to...

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