Thought Leadership


Working For Your Resume Or Your Eulogy

Sometimes, if you listen intently enough, some of the most powerful lessons of your executive leadership career can come from some of the most unexpected places. Too often, it seems, global executives tend to look up the chain of command for insight on a host of important management challenges.
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Experience Can Be A Restrictive Default Setting

Most global executives are promoted or recruited into new leadership roles because of the education they completed, the experience they gained and the insights they bring to new business opportunities and challenges. Experience alone can be a game-changer. Having learned the ropes once before, successful executives can leverage the lessons learned and confidence instilled in them
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Staying Ahead of Disruptive Business Models

Executives in a growing number of industry spaces are beginning to ask many 'What if?' sorts of question. Their teams are modeling revenue projections, supply chains and technology risks against a bevy of influences brought on by new technology and new business competitors whose aims are as disruptive as they are ambitious.
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Resetting Your Executive Compass

If you found time recently to reflect on where you are on life's journey or on the pathway of your executive career, you may have found yourself thinking more about your purpose, your time and your priorities. Finding meaning in your work, and the example you set as a leader, is a powerful motivator when business demands require you to travel to far away time zones
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Older Thought Leadership Articles

When Business Goals and Company Culture Clash

Business growth and profitability is the stuff of legends. Companies that astound investors, employees and the business media with sustained or unprecedented expansion become the darlings of the global financial markets and the spotlight grows on the careers of the executive officers, non-executive directors and innovators who made it all happen.
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When Pushing Your People To Excel Reaches Its Limit

You probably already know - or perhaps even fit - this management type. You know, the hard-charging Chief Executive who demands a tremendous amount out of his or her people, and even more of themselves. If you have worked with and possibly even reported to just such a global leader, you may have find yourself thankful for the experience, humbled by their commitment and personal sacrifice
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Organisation, Personal Productivity and The Rhythm of Work

There comes a time in the life of a busy, globe-trotting corporate executive when it seems the 'To Do' items on your professional priorities list keep coming at a dizzying pace. It is no wonder, then, why even the most accomplished business leaders look to the advice of other, successful people for ideas and clues about becoming more productive,
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The Perils of Functional Management and Global Reporting

The ways of the modern business world are changing and evolving almost as fast as global organisations are trying to find and maximize new business opportunities. For many companies, growing beyond their initial national borders is an undertaking that has been years in the making, while others - nearly from the start - have grown cross-border roots just as soon as their ideas took flight.
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Linking Self-Awareness and Relationship Building

We've all been there. You know, at that moment in an awkward business, social or community environment when it becomes pretty clear to most parties involved that one among you has an alarming lack of self-awareness. Whether that reality is betrayed by one's behavior or language, such a lack of self-awareness is often a signal to others to disengage, maybe for good.
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The Keys To Improving Workforce Productivity

There comes that time in a company's fiscal year when the executive team looks at the top line and the bottom line and then looks to the people around the room for answers and solutions. If the results are better than expected, the excitement lends itself to a comfortable discussion about what more can be done to push great financial returns even higher. You have been here before.
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