Be the change to lead the change
For me that is the essence of TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP.
To achieve that you as a leader have to look into the mirror. No matter how complex your organisation as a system is, no matter how many layers the system has as a whole, and no matter how many systems you try to comply with, you have to start somewhere. And I truly believe the very starting point of a successful transformation, and a long-lasting change is LEADERSHIP.
Who grabs a lot takes little
Our reality today is characterized by way too much information and data, and by increasing number of tasks (heavy multitasking). We live in an ever-changing and complex business environment where the future is impossible to predict, and there are full of events that cannot really be seen clearly and their effect is pretty blurred.
How to become a CRAFTed Leader?
The story behind the CRAFT Leadership Development Program & Executive Coaching:
The reason I am so proud of this baby of mine is because, I not only laboured it through hundreds of coaching hours, but it also has lots of potentials and it has been beautifully evolving.
To be seen or Not to be seen – Leadership Visibility
“The power of visibility can never be underestimated.” Margaret Cho -
What is visibility?
The ability to see or be seen and the degree, quality or state of being known to the public. Why visibility is so important today?
How to prepare for the future?
The fascinating idea came from John Blakey: The Trusted Executive. Imagine if you “had teleported a 1970s businessman into a 21st century boardroom and placed him amongst his modern-day peers? What would he have made of their smart phones and their video-conferencing, their tie-less, smoke-free conversations on the rise of Generation Y, their strange habit of pouring their own coffees at the break? Not to mention that the lady sat at the table is not a minute-taking secretary, but the CEO herself!”
Humbleness in Leadership
Remember who you are and where you came from!
Does it really require having a strong hunger of power to be a top leader nowadays? Does this hunger of power so important in our business environment that we tend to forget about humbleness in leadership and service of others?
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.
How to lead in complicated times?
Today’s CEOs face a business environment that is becoming increasingly complicated to read and adapt to.
Becoming a Flying Fish
Professor Peter Hawkins has defined organisational culture as what you stop noticing when you have worked somewhere for over three months. He has also illustrated this by quoting a Chines proverb: “The last one to know about the sea is the fish.” So what can leaders see then?
POLITICAL ACUMEN is a leadership necessity
Organisation politics: it has a negative connotation. People think it is something dirty. Most people hate it and prefer to avoid it. Yet, there are four levels of politics in organizations: minimally, moderately, highly, and pathologically political organisations. It is part of our everyday business life. Therefore, I think political proficiency is not a choice for leaders, but it’s a necessity that can be improved.