3 Important Components to Authentic Leadership

No word has created more buzz in leadership circles in recent years than the word “authenticity.” Everyone talks about being an authentic leader. Everyone wants to be an authentic leader. The problem is, it can be hard to nail down a workable definition for what it means to truly be authentic. But a recent, somewhat…

South Africa Journal 3: Great Expectations

Have you ever found yourself working online, expecting that your internet connection will simply continue to keep you plugged into the world, when all of a sudden, inexplicably, you find that you’re offline? I have, just now. Have you ever found yourself sitting in a coffee shop, expecting that the latte you just ordered will…

South Africa Journal 2: Never Mind My Luggage; Has Anyone Seen My Character?

There’s an expression that says, “Character is what you reveal when you think nobody is watching.” Scott’s corollary to this is that “Character is particularly revealed when you are traveling.” I have seen airport security lines, Customs and Immigration queues, and waits at baggage carousels reveal some of the most self-centred, boorish and obnoxious behavior…

The Phantom Org Chart Pt 2: 6 Positions You Need to AVOID

Like many organizations, ours needed to reduce staffing levels; to the tune of a 60% reduction in a year. Yet, in this new reality, the organization turned the corner and is once again dynamic and growing. How did this happen? I recently posted The Phantom Org Chart: 4 Positions You Need on Your Team, but…