The price of avoiding difficult conversations

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.

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Playing Big or Playing Small

Playing Big or Playing Small

The first step in transformation is to move beyond denial. Many leaders claim that there are no significant behavioural or cultural issues in their organisations. Others refuse that their behaviour is a primary contributor to organisational performance. When you are in denial, your problem will either not appear on your radar screen or it will appear as the fault of others or circumstances.

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Are you blindsided? - Leadership Blind Spots

Are you blindsided? - Leadership Blind Spots

We all have blind spots, as it is part of the human nature. But what happens when a leader has blind spots? It matters even more as there may be many people who are affected by their decisions and their actions. Blind Spots are also causing problems when they prevent us from learning and adapting to changes especially in today’s VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) environment.

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