Intelligent Failure

Intelligent Failure

We are all failures – at least, the best of us are. • J.M. Barrie   Years ago in a training course, I was asked to stick a label to myself marked ‘failure.’  I looked at our leaders in disbelief. Surely this was a joke. No one in their right mind was going...
Leadership That Inspires

Leadership That Inspires

We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark. • Whoopi Goldberg   When you think about inspirational leaders, who sparks a flame in you? Is there someone in your life you can point to...
Why Change Initiatives Stall

Why Change Initiatives Stall

Instead of fighting or freezing in the face of change, teams can learn to make different choices. In leading change, we lean forward into the unknown, together. • Kerry Woodcock   Is your change initiative stuck? Instead of collaboration and motivation, do you...
Bring It On! Competition and Collaboration in Leadership

Bring It On! Competition and Collaboration in Leadership

“If you’re a true warrior, competition doesn’t scare you. It makes you better.” • Andrew Whitworth   Although teamwork and collaboration are at the very heart of change leadership, partnerships aren’t always simple. Leading change requires understanding your own...
Weaving Your Change Leadership Story

Weaving Your Change Leadership Story

“Great stories happen to those who can tell them.” • Ira Glass Storyweaving is a collaborative act. Indeed, storytelling has taken place around communal fires and been central to societies from the beginning. What kinds of stories does your team weave, both...
Stillness at the Centre of Change

Stillness at the Centre of Change

Halcyon days of stillness are approaching. At the time of the Winter Solstice, the halcyon, a mythical bird, was said by the ancient writers to charm the wind and waves to calm. For thousands of years people have paused to celebrate the solstice, which literally means...