Trust, the fundamental requirement of management

Good managers require certain characteristics for success. Contrary to popular belief, being charismatic is not one of them. There are many great managers who have led their organisations to unprecedented sustained success with personal charisma no greater than that of a dead fish. There are many other qualities that sit on the scale of what…

The six most powerful questions great leaders ask their people…

During my career in management and consulting I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to work with numerous entrepreneurs and managers. Whilst there were many things that were different, there were some commonalities – especially amongst the successful ones. From my 20 years experience, here are the six most powerful questions great leaders asked of their…

Putting Our People First

What is most valuable in an organisation has changed over time. Not long ago, it was capital – that scare resource that gave those with it an advantage over the competition. Early entrepreneurs employed capital in agriculture and industry for profit and growth. International corporate empires were built in ensuing years, often making their sheer…