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.)...
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...
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...
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...