I am sure you all know the tricks that a used car salesman gets up to. They have the gift of selling ice to Eskimos. They are so busy talking the hind leg off a donkey that they don’t even know if the client is ‘around’.
I do at times get a little annoyed when I go with a salesman... Read More
Non-violent communication is a must for leadership today, especially in organisations who are undergoing an agile transformation. I have created this article based on Marshall Rosenberg’s Non-Violent Communication.
What scared me about reviewing non-violent communication is the insight I received on the Language of Dominates or the Dominative Structures we know so well such as kings and commoners, the good... Read More
In my personal experience I learnt that I needed to be more mindful to be a great leader. I kept asking myself, how do I become more mindful?
If you look up the meaning in the dictionary mindful means to be aware of, to be sensible, to be alert to, to be heedful of, watchful of, cognisant of, the willingness... Read More
All good best practices seem to fall by the way side as the seemingly newest, latest and greatest terms do their rounds. Always go back to the basics for a good foundation. For future success, leaders need to really believe in strategic management in order to remain sustainable and to leave a legacy. The balance scorecard can be used... Read More
If you would like to enhance your Agile Team’s performance then run a Team Discovery Day (TDD). This is no ordinary day. This is a day for learning how to collaborate and how to trust one another for peak performance that is sustainable. If you are a scrum master, a project manager or a leader of a kinetic team,... Read More
I woke up at about 4 a.m on 27 April. It was Freedom Day in South Africa. A day to remember a truly great leader, Nelson Mandela whose endearing legacy lives on. Every now and then when time allows it, I enjoy contemplating life, personal vision and purpose and how I fit into the greater picture. It was time... Read More
A project is a reflection of an organisation’s culture. A mirror reflection. The only assets to be found in an organisation are its culture, knowledge and shared experiences. All other assets can be copied. For knowledge transfer to be successful, lessons learned workshops must be embedded into the culture of the organisation. I must stress at this point that... Read More
In today’s organisations we are faced with royal messes rather than just specific problems. We have unnecessary controls that defeat transparency and trust. We have processes that cause excessive resource wastage. We have legacy systems with much technical debt. We have unhealthy conflict with suppliers. We have the inability to keep our most talented employees. Our product delivery and... Read More
For future success, leaders need to believe in strategic management. The balance scorecard can be used for strategic risk analysis, for strategic long term goals, for translating those long term goals into objectives and for strategic control.
There are some risks associated with strategic management.
leaders who spend time on operations and only one hour a year on strategic thinking
leaders who... Read More
Based on recent articles pertaining to corruption within government and business I was compelled to write this article on leadership character.
A person’s value system and character elements can be likened to an old knot in a rope. It cannot be undone. There are six elements of character. Leaders really need to come to terms with these six elements if... Read More