Thought Leadership


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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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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Older Thought Leadership Articles

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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Being Mindful of Your Leadership Default Settings

When you open your computer each morning, your email looks a certain way, your web browser makes it easy to get to your favorite web sites, and your desktop looks however you like to see it organised. This is because, somewhere along the line, you or one of your IT staff programmed these as the defaults you will come back to time and again, thereby making clever short-cuts a real time-saver
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Connecting With The Hidden Culture In Your Company

There remains a significant gulf between the kind of organisation many companies espouse and what their employees say they actually are. Even inside some of the most successful global business enterprises, there is a hidden culture and social identity and energy that either complements the party line about the company's missions and values or recognises it to be disconnected
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