Can You Be a Great Leader Without Technical Expertise?

Leadership Can You Be a Great Leader Without Technical Expertise? Executive Summary A lot of people assume that the skills you need to be a leader are more or less transferable. If you can inspire and motivate people in one arena, you should be able to apply those skills to do the same in another […]

LA 057: What Do You Do When You Can’t Find the Time or Motivation to Grow and Develop?

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5329432/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/334259/custom-color/06416d” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] One of biggest issues I hear from programme participants is that they are simply too busy to take time out of their schedule to develop themselves. They get frustrated because they want to get better at some aspect of their leadership capabilities, or their […]

LA 049: Breaking Down the Glass Walls. The Biggest Challenges for Tech and Business Leaders in 2017

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4960988/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/334259/custom-color/06416d” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] It’s more than 40 years later, and businesses and homes are awash with computing devices. There’s more computing power in my watch than on that entire top floor of equipment back in the early 70’s. Much has changed… except it seems there remains a […]

LA 048: What is the ONE thing you can do to be a better leader?

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4858604/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/334259/custom-color/06416d” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] When I was a young junior hotel manager, I knew it all. I knew everything about running a hotel, the restaurant, the kitchens, and the rooms. After all, I was studying for a degree in hotel management and had worked in every department. When […]

LA 047: How to Raise Your Level of Influence

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4768532/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/334259/custom-color/06416d” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] “Leadership is influence” according to John C. Maxwell (Maxwell, 2010), and you can raise your level of influence with others. The Five Levels of Influence The higher your level of influence with someone, the easier it is to lead them. The 5 Levels express […]

LA 046: How Shared Situational Awareness can make or crush your future

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4764724/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/334259/custom-color/06416d” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] In this episode you will recognise dysfunctions observed in your business, organisation or team and be able to remedy them relatively easily and quickly. But first, let me share a moment in my own life when my personal situational awareness was severely compromised: I […]

LA 045: I’ll Believe it When I See it!

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4759397/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/334259/custom-color/06416d” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] In almost every workshop I run, someone will raise their requirement for empirical evidence or “solid proof” before they will commit to applying the tools and techniques that will bring them benefit. We often desire more evidence that something will work before we are […]

LA 044: How to Communicate with Impact and Influence

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4700958/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/custom-color/06416d” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Ideas are the currency of the 21st century. The ability to communicate your ideas persuasively is the single greatest skill you need to accomplish your dreams Spreading your ideas in the 21st Century requires a 21st Century model of communication Let me introduce you to HUGS To Communicate with Impact we […]

LA 043: How to Get Unstuck

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4672367/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/custom-color/06416d” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] All through life, Alex has always felt that other people, schoolmates, friends and later colleagues, seemed to have it easier. Dad was never quite satisfied. It was hard to live up to his standards. Aunts and Uncles always knew a cousin who was better, […]

LA 042: The Elephant and the Rider – How to Influence Change

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4570725/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/custom-color/06416d” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Have you ever wondered why it’s so tough to influence change? Why is it, that with our very best intentions, we still find it difficult to make changes that we know would be good for us? It seems that it’s down to our inner elephant. […]