LA064: Be a Better Influener

“Some people are just more naturally empathic than others” the CEO brusquely informed me. “It’s not personal, it’s business” he went on quoting that bundle of joy Donald Trump. “They should know what’s good for them, and do what I suggest. Why should I have to influence them or show empathy?” The CEO pushed back […]

LA 063: When Enough is Enough: How to Retake Control of Your Life

Today is your birthday! OK, maybe it’s not actually today, but happy birthday anyway. This is the one day a year when a few people, your mum and maybe an aunt, send you an actual birthday card. Remember those? Real physical cards. Heck, nowadays people can’t even be bothered with an e-card. but I digress. This […]

LA 062: Why Win-Win is Lose Lose (and what you want instead)

Welcome to another edition of the Leadership AdvantEdge. And this week I’m challenging the idea that a win-win solution is an ideal to strive for. if everybody wins, there is no new value created. It is merely exchanged. Whether you are negotiating a business deal, starting a new venture, having a debate with your kids […]

LA 060: The Secret Keys to Getting (the right) Stuff Done

I am an excellent procrastinator! I can put things off for absolutely no better reason than I don’t feel like doing them right now. Of course, I have plenty of excellent excuses, and I believe all of them. Until I choose not to. So I force myself to do the stuff I don’t really feel […]

e-Learning is dead! Why We Need to Flip The Corporate Classroom Now!

Beyond Blended Learning, today’s leading organisations are flipping the corporate classroom. Are you going to be sidelined? Let’s throw up some startling statistics. The Henley Business School Corporate Learning Survey in 2016 shows that: Desire for online only executive development remains very low at less than 12% Desire for project-based l&D stays steady at 33%, […]

LA0 058: Want More Productivity? Take a Break!

My mum would often tell me “all will be well in the morning.” For her, it was just experience and age-old wisdom. All will be well in the morning And things always were better in the morning. Somehow, all the clutter and stress and worry, while, not gone altogether, was, at least more manageable. As […]

LA 056: Leverage the Power of Habit to Sustain Change

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (Turn and face the strange) Ch-ch-changes Don’t want to be a richer man Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (Turn and face the strange) Ch-ch-changes Just gonna have to be a different man Time may change me But I can’t trace time David Bowie What do you do when you want to change? Whether you want to change yourself […]

LA 055: Debunking The Myths Often Believed By Those Leading In The Middle

Before we delve into the myths I want to remind you of Law #2 in the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less. You can influence anyone at any time in any situation. Your level of influence with that individual will determine how ‘easily’ you influence them (or not). Through […]