Leaders inspire

How many times during our careers have we had a great plan / strategy, not hit the mark or attain desired results? Statistically as many as 70% of managed change strategies fail and most of these plans are solid. The reason is pretty simple and incredibly all too common. In almost all cases the next steps are not properly implemented – inspire people to embrace the change, this is the Leadership function. The management elements were there but the Leadership elements were not provided the same priority and importance. As described in our previous post, ‘Management versus Leadership, do you REALLY know the difference?’, we suggested it takesRead More →

Leadership versus management difference

One of the most common things we come across in dealing with people and organisations is the fundamental misunderstanding of the difference between being a good manager and being a good leader and why the distinction is so significant and valuable. Now so there is no misunderstanding, let us state; both are critical for ultimate success but both bring, and are designed to address, quite different facets. If you think we are stating the obvious just take a few seconds to read and contemplate the next few paragraphs. we welcome your comments. What is Management? The world today is arguably the most complex and rapidly changingRead More →

‘why’ equals purpose

The best advice we can ever offer anyone in regard to motivating or inspiring a group or team, colleague or friend…. anyone, is to let them know the ‘why’ you want / need them to do something. It is without a doubt, in our experience, the most powerful tool you can use because it gives purpose for action. Let’s use a professional team scenario as an example: You need to get the team to follow a new strategy or initiative so you outline the how, that is self-evident. However without the ‘WHY’ your results will never get to your desired level. The reason is simple and well documented[1]Read More →