Leaders – Presidents, CEO’s, Family heads, informal honchos of peer groups, will occasionally suffer some turbulence at the helm. At the Effectiveness lab, we call this the ‘periodic leadership bump’ – PLB. PLB’s are bound to happen at any time,… 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?
Series 1; ‘CEOs and their teams: Specialists or Multi-functionalists?’ concluded on the note below: A generalist manager’s team is comparable to a jig-saw puzzle whose pieces are cut to fit multiple jig-saw spaces. The natural temptation of the generalist manager… Read More ›
CEOs have a lot to learn from managers in the modern game of football – these managers, mostly men, live for results. In football, you either get the results asked of you or the board fires you, simple! Given the… Read More ›
Why should we compare a CEO to a GPS unit? It may sound bizarre to many of you. However, a CEO at the modern organisation cannot be successful without getting a good briefing on ’the direction’ the organisation they lead… Read More ›
At the Effectiveness lab, we have been debating the point at which CEO’s or Governors decide to induce comatose at organisations. Inducing comatose results in a deep state of unconsciousness as a result of administering the barbiturate drug – in… Read More ›
Last week The Effectiveness lab concluded series 1: ‘The end of ‘gestapo’ accounting – You, the CEO’ with a promise to discuss the role of ‘You, the leader’ in steering the organisation towards the emerging accounting paradigm. A model that… Read More ›
Many of you leaders have bossed or been bossed, by quintessential accountants. Accountants are resource custodians at organisations. We all want a free hand at accessing and controlling organisational resources. In doing the latter, we clash with the so-called gatekeepers,… Read More ›
Last week the Effectiveness-lab discussed certain effective-leadership archetypes and accompanying behavioral traits. Leaders grapple with a critical challenge – when to be ‘friends’ with the ‘led’ and when to be the boss that says and does stuff that isn’t music… Read More ›