“Anything is possible. Especially if you decentralize leadership”

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Julian Bolster’s life story and his work are examples of positive leadership – so let’s talk with this international leadership coach. Julian co-authored a book with Dr. Deepak Chopra, “Roadmap to Success”, and is working on a second book about leadership. An interview by Marcella Bremer. Marcella Bremer: Who is Julian Bolster? Julian Bolster: I started in business almost 20 …

Business Case: How Values, Virtues and a Game Helped G-Wiz Grow

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Guest Post by Graham Williams. Who doesn’t want growth? Growth seems a good thing for organizations. It marks the positive results of hard work. Growth unlocks doors to more opportunities. However, with this growth come stressful and demanding challenges. This was true for G-Wiz, a gymnastics organization in Cape Town, South Africa, but with some help, they were able to …

The importance of virtues for a successful business

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Graham Williams is a certified management consultant and author based in Cape Town, South Africa. With Dorian Haarhoff and Peter Fox, he published “The Virtuosa Organisation”. Broad in scope, yet specific in its application the book examines subjects such as the dark side of leadership, how to embrace People + Planet + Profit thinking, and how to move from vision …

Raising Your Game: A Journey To Increase Your Impact

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As a seasoned change practitioner, do you have assignments where everything seems to go naturally, and you really have an impact? As opposed to those where your client keeps misunderstanding you and the change projects stalls…? Daryl Conner, a long-time change professional, wondered why some change practitioners get it done – and others – with the same toolkit and experience …

Learning: Are you paying attention to lessons happening around you?

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Guest post by Leslie Yerkes. Learning keeps surprising me. One of my recent lessons is that most learning is not structured. Or planned. Actually, the vast majority of learning just happens to us. John Lennon said something like, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making plans.” The key is to be aware of things while they are …

Interview: Steve Sisgold – Whole Body Intelligence for leaders

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Body intelligence: you have it, but do you use it? I started to appreciate it during several bodywork courses and I notice the impact of authentic nonverbal communication in leadership and change. Hence my interest in Steve Sisgold’s book What’s Your Body Telling You? I think we should bring the body to the workplace. Instead of just using the body to transport our …

Suffer, survive or thrive in organizational culture?

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In spite of all the terrible news headlines, humanity at large develops itself slowly but silently in the background of the world stage. Many people are trying to be good, do good and live a good life. With rising wealth more people are freed from earlier material constraints and some limiting beliefs in this wake. For many, their degrees of …

The Problem With Professional Distance: What do you think?

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Guest post by Karin Hurt. Real leadership requires a willingness (and ability) to go deep with other human beings. But when it’s a man and a woman, going deep can get scary fast. Connection can be costly. Being friends can easily cross a line. Professional distance comes with a price as well. The professional distance thing has always been tricky …

Deep Democracy Workshop to Transform Challenges: dare you to kiss a frog?

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Deep Democracy is a fascinating approach to both personal and organization development. Join me as I join this wonderful workshop to learn more… Kiss a frog? Ugh! It’s natural for most of us to avoid or ignore ugliness, to control problems, wish them away or fight and conquer them. We tend to dislike problems, obstacles, and challenges. Let alone accept, …

Meetings Matter

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Is it true that men are from Mars and women are from Venus? It’s not, of course, but men and women speak a different language—figuratively speaking. Women are often misunderstood in meetings that are dominated by men. They are often overpowered by muscular behavior – the woman’s voice not being heard or seemingly ignored. Leadership coach Kathryn Heath reveals what …

Agility Ability

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Guest post by Graham Williams. We live in a sea of changes. Many have written of accelerated change in modern times. They come from all sides. Businesses face more unpredictable events stemming from within and from without: political, ecological, religious fundamentalism, social, financial and economic – which all feed off each other natural disasters, war, food and water shortages, extreme …