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IDENTIFYING EMERGING LEADERS

Fellow leaders Jesus described the characteristics of hireling-type leaders as leaders who: Do not care for their staff (Joh 10:13) Run when predators come and the competition gets stiff (Joh 10:12) Embezzle company funds (Luk 16:1-2) Forge alliances with company clients to secure their own future (Luk 16:3-7) Slack off work unless supervised (Luk 12:46-47) […]

DEVELOPING PEOPLE WHO MANAGE PEOPLE

Fellow leaders People who manage people should actually “like” people. This is the first basic ingredient needed to start developing your managers. Consider the ability of your managers to: Communicate direction – clearly describing objectives, giving frequent progress updates Manage conflict – avoidance versus course correction (without leaving dead/injured bodies on the work-field) Express appreciation […]

INCREASED HONESTY IN PERFORMANCA APPRAIS...

Fellow leaders Employees often describe performance appraisals as the most stressful time of the work year. Leaders conducting performance appraisals barely take 30 minutes to review the employee’s contribution and seem to over focus on the not-so-satisfactory areas. Little or no time is taken to celebrate achievements – either at this time or throughout the […]

FIXING YOUR ORGANISATION’S NEGATIVE CULT

Fellow leaders The Turks have a homely proverb that says “a fish stinks first at the head”, meaning that if an employee is disorderly, it is because the head of the organisation is so. This week we will use this phrase metaphorically to explore how you and your executive team, as the “head”, can fix […]

PEOPLE JOIN ORGANISATIONS & LEAVE MANAGE

This week we continue to reflect on Bill Hybels’ hard-fought leadership lesson that  PEOPLE JOIN ORGANISATIONS & LEAVE MANAGERS – PART II Employees cannot continue to work long term in a negative culture where high visionary leaders make them feel like an unappreciated, expendable “number”. There comes a time when people leave managers regardless of […]

PEOPLE JOIN ORGANISATIONS & LEAVE MANAGE

I recently attended the Global Leadership Summit (GLS), brought to South Africa by the Willow Creek Association (WCA). Bill Hybels, the founder of WCA shared some hard-fought leadership lessons that leaders everywhere can benefit from. In the next few weeks I would like to share a few of Bill’s leadership lessons mixed with some thoughts […]