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.
The 21st century world of work is “not a place for wimps”
What actually happens when your drivers overshoot or when you offer too much of your strength competence and you find yourself acting out the shadow side of leadership?
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.
Loneliness at the top
Do you feel lonely as a leader?
CEOs are often said to have the loneliest job in business. Yet arguably they are less lonely today than they were 20 years ago. That’s because the C-suite has significantly grown in size and changed in composition in the two decades – according to PwC.