Entries Tagged as 'Leadership'

How to get information like Roosevelt did

July 18th, 2013 · No Comments · Leadership

I have just finished reading a great book titled, Rendevous With Destiny, by Michael Fullilove. The book tells the story how Roosevelt thought out of the box in order to gain the knowledge he required to do what he needed to do. In 1940 with the fall of France Roosevelt knew that the survival of […]

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Get the Gettysburg Effect

July 7th, 2013 · No Comments · Leadership

This week, one hundred and fifty years ago the battle of Gettysburg raged on in Pennsylvania. The battle was important, perhaps marking the turning point of the war, but of more lasting importance was the speech President Lincoln made five months after the battle ended. What it was remarkable about the speech is how it […]

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How to Avoid Politicking

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments · Leadership

The recent change of leadership of the Labour Party in Australia ends three years of internal politicking. In that time, two elected Prime Ministers have been wrenched from power and much of the energy within the Labour Party was been diverted away from the primary task of governing the country and looking out for the […]

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Lead Like Roger Federer

July 16th, 2012 · No Comments · Leadership

A week ago I, like millions of others, celebrated Roger Federer’s latest achievement. What is it about this tennis player that makes him so popular? He has in fact won the ATP World Tour Fan’s favourite a record nine times straight between 2003 to 2011 and I have little doubt he will win this year’s […]

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Courageous Leadershiip

July 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Leadership

I recently heard an interview on ABC radio with American author David Frum talking about his new book, “Patriots”. Frum was a speechwriter for George W Bush so you would expect his book to applaud recent Republican politics. Nothing could be further from the truth. His novel is a Satire on how the Republican Party […]

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How Leaders can be objective

June 22nd, 2012 · No Comments · Leadership

I am often rather disoriented when reading some of the comments about the future of the Euro. Firstly because a lot of people seem to want the Euro to collapse or even disappear, and secondly for the lack of objectivity. This lack of objectivity is dangerous for anyone who has to lead people, particularly so, […]

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How many people can you be close to?

November 3rd, 2011 · 2 Comments · Leadership

A while ago I read an interesting book by Robin Dunbar in which he postulates a maximum number of people with whom one can maintain a stable relationship. Dunbar’s number put’s that figure at around 150. According to Dunbar human beings are physiologically limited to this amount of relationships, no matter if we are talking […]

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How to make teams really work

October 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Leadership

I recently delivered a leadership programme in Stockholm in which we had people from fourteen different countries. Almost all of them had to manage what we call “Remote Teams” in which the members are spread all over the globe. We did an activity that required the participants to analyse deeply what really worked for them […]

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How to work across cultures

October 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Culture, Leadership

I recently worked in Singapore making it the 20th country in which I have delivered Leadership development programmes. But you don’t have to go to another country in order to manage cultural differences for in some of the courses for Electrolux that we have delivered in Stockholm, we have groups of 24 participants that were […]

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