Leading Globally: Four International Business Leaders Share Their Insights

The opportunities for exporting or going global are obvious, such as entering new markets, better positioning, spreading risk, and achieving growth and scale.  There are any number of challenges that a bank adviser will tell you such as exchange rates and fluctuations, payment terms, logistics time frames, legal requirements, customs and tariffs.  But what about theContinue reading “Leading Globally: Four International Business Leaders Share Their Insights”

Timeless Advice for New Leaders

My eldest daughter just got appointed to her first leadership role which is fantastic.  So I thought I would jot down a few key guiding ideas for her (and others) to consider, because making the transition from being a team member to being a leader is never easy. New managers are often under-prepared for theContinue reading “Timeless Advice for New Leaders”

Business Leadership Lessons from the Infantry

I left the military ten years ago having served 24 years in the infantry, including six operational tours of duty to different conflict zones.  I have been in the public and private business sectors since then.  I find it interesting that I often utilise key principles or concepts I learnt in the infantry to helpContinue reading “Business Leadership Lessons from the Infantry”

The Elephant in the Room

  In the wild there are two types of elephant, the African and the Indian.  Likewise in Leadership Teams there are often two elephants that are poorly addressed – these are difficult issues and poor behaviour. How often have you been in a leadership team meeting and you think that there is an issue thatContinue reading “The Elephant in the Room”

Authenticity: 7 Keys for Leadership Edge

Recent insights and commentary in the leadership space appears to be centred on the concept of authenticity. Why is this concept getting increasing emphasis for leadership, and does it really matter? Well its pretty clear. I was fortunate to recently attend a short leadership seminar by Harold Hillman, PhD. Harold believes that as a leader in theContinue reading “Authenticity: 7 Keys for Leadership Edge”