Integrity – perhaps the most important virtue of a leader

Image of one person helping another up a mountain

I once worked for a company whose core values included, “do the right thing”. Unlike loads of companies who merely shove their values up on a plaque, and pay lip service but don’t practice them, this company walked their talk. This value of ‘doing the right thing’ was measured, talked about, and used as a…

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Words matter. But your behaviour matters more.

Don’t tell them – show them. Words matter. But your behaviour matters more.  You might be an executive team wanting to change the culture of your organisation. You may be a leader looking to improve your leadership in some way. Or perhaps you have received some unexpected and hard-to-hear feedback in your latest 360 – and you’re…

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7 tips for delivering bad news to your boss

Not gonna lie. Delivering bad news to your boss ain’t fun. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a CEO delivering a “not-so-hot” revised forecast to the Board, or a project manager telling your boss that the project launch date is delayed….yet again. Moments like these will never be the most pleasant experiences of your professional life.…

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A useful tool when you’re about to lead change

Whenever there’s a new initiative or idea in your organisation, there will be forces that support it to happen – and forces that oppose it. Seems obvious, huh? But if, as a leader, you don’t acknowledge or sufficiently address the opposing forces at the beginning of a change process, the change process is more likely…

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