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One of the greatest ‘balancing acts’ we face as leaders or managers of people is the balance between making (pushing or forcing) someone to do what you need them to do, and stepping back to allow and ‘trust’ them to achieve with their own devices and motivation which, unfortunately, sometimes never kicks in!
I so look forward, when I’m in London, to that lovely English voice on the Underground telling me to ‘Mind…the Gap’.
So much is being written now about the ‘new black’ – neuroscience – and specifically in the area of leadership. We talk a lot about neuroplasticity and cognitive bias and stuff like that – and that is useful, and interesting and fun. And that is my expertise and passion – the neuroscience of leadership – […]
Stress is natural human response to the pressure we feel when faced with challenging or potentially dangerous situation. And this pressure comes from both the reality of the situation we are facing, AND the interpretation we place on it.
Professional leaders know when to smooth the way (Lead like LAX) and when to make waves (Making Waves). And sometimes making waves means to just leave people to work through their challenges alone, or even better to support them to see the value in the challenges they face – to see their situation or challenge through […]
Qantas International flights to Los Angeles (LAX), USA now arrive at a new terminal – the Tom Bradley terminal. It’s new, clean, well-run and fabulous with all the latest ‘gizmos’.
I have just returned from a week in Las Vegas with my friend and colleague Tiffany Gray presenting Brain Mapping at the ACMP conference (Association of Change Management Professionals). What a great event, and it was inspiring to see that Australian businesses comprised a significant percentage of the exhibitors!
Jim Collins in ‘Good to Great’ talks about focusing first on ‘who’ then on ‘what’ and suggests that a leader’s first priority needs to be on getting the right people on the bus, and the wrong people off the bus.
We all do it…act on or take for granted that the information presented to us is true, accurate and of value. Sometimes we just need a little reminder to slow down, ask some questions and check out the validity and usefulness of the data driving our decisions and behaviour. Enjoy this story I stumbled upon […]
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