Trust & Vulnerability – The secret to indomitable teams

Of the six core values necessary for performing teams, Trust & Vulnerability form the foundation. In their absence, there can be no meaningful relationship between humans. Not only are these two critical, their symbiotic interrelationship makes it impossible for one to function without the other. Together with Candour & Communication and Commitment & Accountability they…

The power of strategic abandonment

Over time, organisations, like human beings, tend to become blithe, lazy, and inefficient. Gaining unnecessary ‘weight’ by adding costs that are not always productive. We are all susceptible to atrophy. But as Peter Drucker noted, “In turbulent times the enterprise has to be kept lean and muscular, capable of taking strain but capable also of…

Failing our way to success…

Failing is an inevitable part of our lives. We experience it from a very young age. As we take our first steps, we fall…but we get up again and keep at it until we master the art of walking! And that pattern continues as we learn new skills – like playing a musical instrument or…