The Art Of Storytelling

"Storytelling is the essential human activity. The harder the situation, the more essential it is."    -Tim O´Brien "The symbol; The New One Minute Manager's symbol is intended to remind each of us to take a minute out of our day to look into the faces of the people we lead and manage. And to realize that they…

How Good Is Your Company at Problem Solving?

"If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail".      -Abraham Maslow When challenged with new problems, we often tend to figure out what the problems are instead of actually solving them. It seems that we get stuck and confused in such challenging situations. From this interesting article;…

Tough Decisions.

"When your values are clear to you, making decisions become easier."        -Roy E. Disney Life can be challenging and we all have to make choices. Some choices may be more challenging than others and can put you in really tough situations. Still, you have to make a choice for your decision. From…

Strategic Challenges.

"Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it's about deliberately choosing to be different."     -Michael Porter In todays organizations change is necessary if you want to succeed in a tough world. However, we don't like to change things and feel most comfortable when we are staying in the comfort zone. Leaders are aware of…

Winning Leaders Transform Organisations To Success

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn".    -Benjamin Franklin Winning organisations has strong leaders who sees the potential in their peoples strength. A key-element is teaching. "The ultimate test of success for an organisation is not whether it can win today but whether it can keep winning…

Leadership And The Act Of Influencing and Inspiring Others.

"Leadership is influence"    -John C. Maxwell Transformative and resilient leaders has according to Brené Brown three things in common; "First, they recognise the central role that relationships and story play in culture and strategy, and they stay curious about their own emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. Second, they understand and stay curious about how emotions,…

Leader’s Courage To Be Vulnerable

''We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face.....we must do that which we think we cannot"  -Eleanor Roosevelt "There are two main ways in which leaders wear masks. Some conceal their perceived inadequacies and flaws behind the polished facade we have come to…

Transparency and Leaders Will to Create a Culture of Candor

"There is no diplomacy like candor".     -E.V.Lucas A culture of transparency and candor is a must for every organisation. From their vital book; "Transparency" ---Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman and Jim O'Toole addresses us with the vital question whether organizations have the courage to be open, honest and most of all, transparent. The writers make…

The Challenge About Trust.

"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live"    -Johan Wolfgang Goethe "Can you trust a virtual avatar ? A Robot ?An unknown person on Facebook ? How trust works in a world of rapid technological advancement and virtual interaction --- a world where the science of trust can be manipulated…