In last weeks’ blog the Effectiveness Lab discussed soft-marketing and the efficacy and value it brings to companies, via high quality and targeted customer services. We asked why companies, and some colossal corporates at that, spend millions on hard-marketing and miss… 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?
This week, the effectiveness-lab switches subject from PEOPLE to You, the leader, the first of the labs’ four foci. This particular blog explores individual leadership-journeys and what separates the amateur from quintessential leaders. In a world where a single Google… Read More ›
Leaders do not need technical skills in the core business of the organisations they lead, to achieve success in their jobs. I am sure that you and myself possess transferable leadership skills that can lead us to success in any… Read More ›
There is a lot of research and literature on the subject of leadership that I on many occasions believe leadership and whatever it entails, is a gamble. If leadership is gambling, what then creates effective and, therefore, successful leaders? Well,… Read More ›
Apparently, for you and me to acquire the certification effective, at what we think and do, requires us to deliver expected outcomes for self and organisations. Really simple, is it not? There are many references to effectiveness: in strategic plans, scientific… Read More ›
Many of you reacted to my blog last week: ‘It is not bad to fail’ with surprise, disdain, affirmation, and in some cases confusion. How can leaders ensure organisational effectiveness when failing at the same time? One of you had… Read More ›
In an increasingly fast-moving world, where digital technological advances enable extremely fast communication from any place on earth, success as well as failure come and go at the same speed. Cut-throat competition, facilitated by a fluid and fast-moving business environment,… Read More ›
Leadership-integrity and the value-addition it brings to organisations – lessons for the development industry
Why should I bother blogging about the INTEGRITY of a leader and have you all read this blog? After all, many take it as a given and a subject, not for discussion. Simply put, it is a fact that leaders… Read More ›
Leaders in the development industry face leadership-compromising situations based on the fact that the market in the development industry is not always run on rational demand/supply principles. I have blogged before about the fallacy of the development market. A market… Read More ›