True Power or Corruption?

  “True power is shared. Shared power requires compromise.”   A number of clients have shared with us their concerns about managers who have fallen from grace after being appointed to an important, and critical position in the organization. It would appear, for these individuals, that the scope of influence and authority to lead is translated into […]

Time is a Thief

Far too often we find ourselves working with leaders who delay making critical decisions. In some cases, decisions are required to manage talent. In other situations, decisions are necessary to cut losses and turn a corner. And, in other cases, a decision is needed to invest in an opportunity. The cost of not making the […]

Rethinking Leadership

  “…unless top management has the trust of the people, no REAL change will occur.”   Management consultants aim at changing the ethos of a corporation through the engagement of top management. Although there is an abundance of research suggesting that top management ought to be included in order for change to occur, it is […]

Purpose: Why it Matters

It no longer seems profitable to speak about “Purpose”. Leaders today are reluctant to ask themselves what is the purpose of their work and more broadly, their organization. Speaking about “Purpose” means we are not business-like. Be it resolved that “Purpose” does matter to the financial well-being of any corporation, regardless of size or geographical […]

Trust in a Mentor-Mentee Relationship

The night has indeed been my oasis time and time again… I’ve had my most intimate moments in darkness wherein I would sit still and listen to the competing voices within. You learn many things about yourself in darkness; but the one thing that is true when you sit in darkness is becoming fully aware […]