Entries Tagged as 'Leadership'

Lead like Roosevelt

April 22nd, 2016 · No Comments · Leadership

Many people rate Roosevelt the greatest leader of the 20th Century. What made him so great. There are many answers to this questions but let me tell you about just one of them. In Michael Fullilove’s great book, Rendezvous With Destiny, he tells the story how Roosevelt thought out of the box in order to […]

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How to live in reality

April 12th, 2016 · No Comments · Leadership

The recent terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris and the disturbances on New Year’s Eve in Cologne show that there are real problems in Europe around the integration of their immigrants. Many Europeans have a romantic view of their past in which they long for a time in which everyone in their countries lived together […]

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How to be consistent when defending your company’s values

March 8th, 2016 · No Comments · Leadership

At the moment I am reading Antony Beevor’s great book about the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. One of the things I like about Beevor’s books is that not only does he research official government and army records but also uses letters from the front line soldiers so that the reader experiences […]

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Nothing lasts forever, and what to do about it

March 19th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Leadership

A few days ago I went to visit my favourite café in Madrid where I had lived for twenty-five years. I returned to live in Sydney three years ago but I still miss those great “tostadas” and “Cafés con leche”. As I approached the café I was surprised to see that it was all dark […]

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How to frame the problem to achieve the result

March 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Leadership

The federal government in Australia has been unable to get their budget passed. Opposition in the Senate, ridicule from the opposition and general dismay by the Australian people has meant that there has not been the necessary support to execute the changes that the budget tried to achieve.   Carrying out true reform is never […]

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How to manage your ego

February 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Leadership

I just finished reading Antony Beevor’s excellent global account of the Second World War. Unlike his other books this one gives you a global picture of the whole war giving you a real feeling of the breadth and depth of the human suffering caused by the ambitions of a handful of all too human men. […]

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How to manage your Judgements

February 5th, 2014 · No Comments · Leadership

I couldn’t help being a little taken aback with the crowds booing of Rafael Nadal during the final of the Australian Tennis Open in Melbourne. It is true that a lot of people were a little annoyed with Nadal during the semi-final with Federer because of his continuous infringement on the time allowed to take […]

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Know Thyself

August 29th, 2013 · No Comments · Leadership

Last weekend I attended our 4Oth year class reunion. Having been away from Sydney these last thirty years it was for me an especially pleasant occasion as I had not seen the great majority of my old school mates in over three decades. Sitting with one of my best friends towards the end of the […]

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New Beginnings

August 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · Leadership

A week ago today my two little girls had their first day at school. It was not their first time in an educational setting having attended day care two days a week since they were two. Now however at the age of only three and a half they have a new beginning full of challenges. […]

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What we can learn from the great Speeches

July 30th, 2013 · No Comments · Leadership

1. The Ten Commandments Today I am writing the first of a series of posts that will run over the next twelve months, based on the book Speeches that changed the world. I will focus on what people who have to exercise leadership in today’s organizations can learn from history’s great speeches or declarations. The […]

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