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.
CRAFTing the Future
Today globalisation generated a new demand for leaders. They need to expand their leadership capacity of being able to not only create a vision but to create the future as well. I believe one of the keys to competitiveness is how much creativity and innovation potential an organisation has.
Facing BIG DATA in Executive Coaching
BIG DATA is a very popular term used nowadays. It means exponential growth and availability of data in today business. I am not an expert in BIG DATA, therefore, I searched the internet and read some materials to gain a high level understanding.
Vision to Reality – two sides of the coin
Bringing of vision to reality is the essence of great social, political or business leadership written by Peter Senge. The challenge is – as always – to find the right balance between vision and reality, not to kill one by the other.
"Plan B" - Future of Leadership
In the future where disruption is the new normal, businesses will need a different kind of leader to survive and thrive. Where are you as a leader on this journey? Are you still working on your “Plan A” - the ‘here and now’, or have you already started working on your “Plan B” – preparing yourself for the future?