Power of the Mix

Men and women are different – physically of course this is obvious – but what is not so obvious from first glance is the difference in the brain’s form and function between the two.  As a leader it is important to understand this fact because the power of your team lies in the mix of…

Power of the Early Adopter – How Change Builds Momentum!

Have you seen the video clip called “First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy”?   If not, take a look at it because it’s the perfect illustration of change in action. The clip is part of a TED talk given by Derek Sivers where he talks about how to create a movement, and why the first…

Organisational culture and its effect on business performance

Organizational culture is more often than not something which is unplanned. It develops over time as a reflection of the way managers and teams learn to do things.  It reflects behaviors, routines, and standards that have come to be seen as preferred. As organizations grow the culture starts to change and often not for the…

New Leaders In the Business

Mr. John Smith is new to XYZ Limited, having been recruited from an almost identical company, and successfully attaining the role of team leader. John is enthusiastic and passionate. He believes he knows the job inside out already, and is keen to increase productivity and reduce costs straight up to prove he was the right…

Neuroscience of Leadership

Understanding the brain in terms of leadership effectiveness has been one of the most powerful learnings I have encountered in my work, role and with my teams. The focus of the workshop was on learning and memory, how the brain responds to change, lifting employee engagement and creativity, collaboration and finally a favourite of mine…

Need to make some tough choices? Ask a woman

A few years ago I read an article on women and power which claimed that many of the financial problems we had in the world at the time, such as the Wall Street crash, would not have happened if women were in charge. The writer referred to research by John Coates, a Neuroscientist at University…