Category: Leadership

June 8, 2021
Never Waste a Good Crisis

The golden opportunity for the C-Suite to drive for a new & better future Introduction It was Sir Winston Churchill who said, "Never waste a good crisis". Nothing was more true than in these unheralded times. What have we learned? What have we unlearned? What have we re-learnt? Where can we grow? How or what […]

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June 8, 2021
The Narcissist in the Workplace:

How do you deal with both narcissistic bosses and employees? We have already discussed what a narcissist is in a previous article ("The Narcissist: What is it exactly?") suffice to say that the world famous Mayo Clinic based in Rochester, Minnesota defines the narcissistic personality disorder as "a mental disorder in which people have an […]

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June 8, 2021
What is a Positive Culture?

And how do we bring it about? As we established in a previous article (http://www.drdarryl.com/announcements/what-is-culture), organisational or corporate culture is all about the values and practices shared by the group. It’s about “the way we do things around here.” This is not something to be taken lightly. As we saw from the Global Human Capital […]

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June 8, 2021
The Pandemic Tail: It’s called Exhaustion

Introduction Every major traumatic event has a tail. It doesn’t matter if it’s a bushfire, an earthquake, a terrorist attack or a flood for example, they all leave a tail. What does that actually mean? What this says is that during a major trauma, there is a peak in the trauma cycle. The bushfire rages, […]

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June 7, 2021
Trust is What Leaders Need to Provide in an Uncertain World: So How Do You Build it?

In times that are unheralded, where all the routines and guidelines are up ended, where social etiquettes are now unclear, where social norms are no longer the norm, where life's routines are dishevelled, where work life has been displaced, where the workplace has now been reconfigured, where families and friends have been separated, where new […]

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May 25, 2021
Crucial Conversations

The Stressor for managers and leaders alike What Commonly Happens In the coaching work that I do, it is certainly true to say that almost all leaders and managers who I encounter want to create a positive culture for their staff. They want a good team environment. However, it is also true that the one […]

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May 25, 2021
Corporate Psychopaths

The Office Politics that can Leave you Totally Destroyed Most of us have been conditioned to believe that psychopaths end up in jail because they are violent or aggressive and definitely anti-social and criminal in some way. However, we need to be re-educated. What if they came disguised in suits? What if they camouflaged themselves […]

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May 11, 2021
6 Coaching Conversation Examples and Scripts

Good coaching and mentoring requires thoughtful preparation. Dr. Gabriella Lancia gives practical advice on how to structure a coaching session with example conversations. "When planning your annual family vacation, you can already visualize the route you will take. You see the road ahead and the pit stops, and you see yourself arriving at your destination. […]

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May 11, 2021
Weakness, Humility, and Agility: Leadership in the Blizzard

What is to shape leaders in this moment of change? This author seeks to connect humility, agility, and leadership all together. "As I read this, it hit me. An overwhelming feeling of helplessness and weakness. It reminded me of the first time I drove in the USA. Having grown up on the equator and only […]

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May 11, 2021
Bureaucracy is an Archaeological Relic: Why do we persist with it?

The current way of doing things through bureaucracy is questioned in this article. Will it get us through the rapid change coming with technological advancements? Gain research based insight into organisations that will survive the waterfall of coming change. "Ever really thought about it? Bureaucracy. Have you really stopped to think what it might be […]

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May 10, 2021
Boaz: The Whole-Life Disciple in Action

How can the Bible teach us how to be good managers? Mark Green from the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity unpacks the book of Ruth from the Bible. Boaz was a manager that shaped the culture he worked in. Source: https://licc.org.uk/resources/boaz/

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May 10, 2021
What Makes a Good Workplace leader?

Strong leadership results from a clear vision, active listening and willingness to delegate according to Andrew Martins from business.com. He goes on to answer the question ‘Why is strong leadership so important?’. "A strong leader in the workplace can bolster a small business's push for success. As a small business owner, you inherently find yourself […]

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