The price of avoiding difficult conversations
Some leaders tend to soften their message. While others dump their reaction on others saying whatever is on their mind, thinking they are talking straight. Both are wrong. ‘Talking straight responsibly’ – with the emphasis on the word responsibly – is not a freedom to say whatever you feel. It requires that you be authentic, emotionally honest, and accountable for what you say and how it impacts others.
10 signs a leader needs a new challenge
"Is it still possible, even after decades of experience, to recapture the enthusiasm, curiosity, and fearlessness of youth to take on new challenges?"
Nothing grows under the banyan tree
This is an old Indian saying. The banyan tree provides shade and is comfortable, but also no sun is for growth. Many leaders are banyan trees; to protect and shield their people but nothing grows under them.
‘Failed Changes’ Game #2
“There is nothing permanent except change” Heraclitus. This is even more acutely relevant today than back in ancient times. However, we still haven’t developed enough resilience and awareness in change. Here I continue with more of the most commonly made errors in bringing about change in organisations.