To turn harder we must dig deeper. Like a rower, we carve hard into the fluid depths of our soul to find a resistance that will help us turn. It hurts at first because that deep place is still ‘me’ and wants to stay untouched. But when we are hurtling in the wrong direction down […]
I have always had a problem with having problems. I try to solve them alone. Feeling lonely? Surf the net late at night. Feeling afraid? Pretend the threat doesn’t exist. Embarrassed? Say something profoundly stupid to a person you admire. Inadequate? Write reams about how you ‘should/must/will’ do better than your world-class model but don’t […]
An astonishing proportion of new executives, including CEOs, fail in the first 18months in the role. It may take another 18 months before they leave, which stalls their career and destroys value. There are three phases where you determine your success as an executive – preparation, induction and ongoing.
The battle to keep talent A little while ago, I was talking with a client about the pain he was experiencing in trying to retain one of his team. It was a classic tussle between the field and Corporate. They wanted the headcount reduction; he wanted to keep the guy who had a great offer from a […]