The annual CEO Success Survey by PWC revealed that CEO turnover at the 2500 largest companies in the world rose from 14.3% in 2014 to 16.6% in 2015—a record high for this study. 58% of the highest-priority hires, new executives hired from the outside, fail in their new position within 18 months (Michael Watkins). Only … Continue reading The PAINFUL TRUTH – recruitment has a high failure rate!!
Go on … Prove yourself during the ‘Honeymoon’ In most walks of life there is a ‘honeymoon’ period and, for many years, new leaders and senior executives have had their ‘First three months’. Pressure to deliver in today’s business environment may well have changed this. Newly elected presidents, prime ministers, leaders in business and senior executives … Continue reading Recruitment is Fatally Flawed …
Interviewed in The Sunday Times August 13th 2017 actor and director Idris Elba was quoted … “I feel like fear is a really boring waste of time. It’s a muscle. It’s an exercise. It’s pushing past the comfort zone. You can’t live a life thinking it could go bad. I could have got run over … Continue reading Idris Elba nails it …
How come the importance of a coach on the performance of an Olympic athlete is often not reflected in the business world? An athlete’s sheer determination undoubtedly contributes to victory but it’s important to remember they don’t do it alone. After being questioned about running 10.04 seconds in Ostrava in the run up to the London … Continue reading Olympians have them – why not you?
I get asked this question daily. Leadership is open to widely different interpretations and full of confusing ideas and terminology. The descriptions, definitions and examples of leadership vary enormously. We lead when we are first given a supervisory role at work, a monarch and president are both leaders. We lead our own children in rights … Continue reading How do you define Leadership?
All leaders must have the power to transform a company; whether you have been assigned the task of radically adapting a business, or are just trying to keep up with the latest trends, you need to have the ability to drive change. So what are the three key qualities that aid a leader in making … Continue reading Do you have these qualities to drive change?
After years of experience working with leader’s from all walks of life – from multinational corporations to small five person teams, here are 4 ways we think you’re sure to gain success as a leader… Understand your role – all leaders must start with a clear understanding of what their role is, what is required of … Continue reading Four ways to gain success as a leader
So you’ve got to the top, but you’re feeling disengaged from your team. Have you ever considered that this is a matter of your team’s perception of your role and actions? As a leader, people will inevitably look at you in a different light. Your actions will be scrutinised, and will impact upon every single … Continue reading Are you the leader that gives their team nightmares?
No matter how far up the leadership ladder you are, a major concern is how to keep track of the information given to you. Ever since the birth of email, and more recently, social media, employers have been overloaded with information (be it relevant or irrelevant), which swiftly becomes unmanageable. It’s easy to tell yourself … Continue reading How can you prevent an information overload?
Jim Collins the successful American author of ‘Good to Great’ has helped a good many companies over the years. Although it can sometimes be difficult to follow leadership advice as it often exaggerates what can really be achieved, here are some useful points from Jim you may find helpful. His first is a step by … Continue reading 6 Leadership tips that actually work