This week, the Effective lab focuses on the making of strategy. Just like the word strategy is not understood well yet used by many people in their daily lexicon, strategy design is an equally mixed experience. It’s difficult to design what… Read More ›
You, the Leader!
You and me are called upon to lead everyday of our lives. However, leading, interesting as it is for many and at times a near addiction, comes with incredible challenges. The challenges make ‘leading-effectively’ difficult, but not impossible.
How can leaders be effective at their work?
We conclude this leadership organisational-vital blog series by asking an obvious question. When should a leader quit? Leaders, good or bad, are professionally mortal. Leaders should know when the inevitable is starting to happen and leave voluntarily. The inevitable in… Read More ›
Leaders perceive themselves in different ways. Whatever they want to perceive themselves to be, leaders are people – persons – and if you like, individuals. There is something deep-seated about an individual and their behaviour. This is particularly the case… Read More ›
Leadership is power’s twin. Leadership grants leaders a lot of power, and such power can be used in several ways. Some leaders have used power to coerce others into involuntary submission, others have used power to get consensus in teams,… Read More ›
In biology, the term ‘insides’ refers to the inner parts of the body, especially the stomach and intestines. Effective leaders at bionically-balanced and smart organizations are gurus in the functioning and dynamics of the ‘insides’ of the organizations they lead…. Read More ›
The bionically-balanced and smart organization operates in extreme environments where turbulence, short product, and service cycles, as well as unpredictability, are a given. CEO’s and other leaders are permanently out of their comfort zones. Those at the helm of organizations… Read More ›
Leaders provide direction, implement plans, and get the best out of people. Indeed those that succeed at leadership have the brains to not only define the right agenda and lead the people but also think hard and different. Leadership is… Read More ›
The last four blogs situated leadership at the bionically-balanced and Smart-entity. Smart leadership is discussed from multiple lenses: efficacy; the factors that influence your fate as a leader; and the impact organizational culture can have on your ability to lead and… Read More ›
So – is it that as long as a leader’s biomarkers fit an individual organisation culture, it’s all smooth sailing for the leader? After all, the last three blogs of this leadership organizational-vital (OV) series identified fundamental factors required to… Read More ›
Last week, we discussed how culture in the organisation can become an enabler or disabler for leaders. We elaborated how leaders need appropriate organisational culture and context to succeed. Apparently, a leader’s DNA has to fit a particular organisational culture… Read More ›