December 16, 2014

The Management Shift is out, and the verdict is….

After a whirlwind few weeks in November with several speaking engagements, The Management Shift launch events in London and San Francisco (with video-link); book-signings, and attending the Global Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna, it is starting to sink in: the book is finally out, and it is being received very […]
November 17, 2014

The value of timeless values

I wrote in an earlier blog that the choice between ‘head’ and ‘heart’ in business management is false. A linear, narrow, short-term focus on maximising profits – prioritising ‘the head’ – is often bad for business, as well as society. If we reorient our understanding of ‘the company’ away from […]
November 6, 2014

Ripples of hope

  Does your manager treat you as a valued human being, with skills, a career and aspirations? Or does he or she just ask you to meet deadlines, offering criticism twice a year at an appraisal? Despite all the research over the years showing the benefits of engaged employees and […]
October 15, 2014

Financial returns from Level 4 emergent leadership

Does an empowering leadership style, aimed at getting the best out of all the people employed, get the best business returns? In many ways, it is an illogical question to ask. It makes perfect sense that engaging people across the organisation with strong leadership is always going to create the […]
October 8, 2014

Anita’s way: leading at Level 4

One of the most popular bloggers in Norway is also one of the country’s most outstanding business leaders, Anita Krohn Traaseth, head of Innovation Norway and, until recently, head of Hewlett Packard Norway. I had the privilege to meet her in London recently at her book launch, and was so […]
September 17, 2014

A transformational shift

If you describe an organization run by enlightened leaders, it can sound utopian. Emotionally intelligent, strategic people managers encourage teamwork and the development of skills; teams work with passion to a sense of common purpose, enhancing the quality of life of each other and the customers they serve. What I […]