Tag: leadership

Coaching Ourselves May Be the Way Forward

Coaching Ourselves May Be the Way Forward CoachingOurselves.com

I attended an interesting webinar – “Peer-Coaching Groups with CoachingOurselves: A modern approach to developing leaders.” Peer coaching with professional facilitation is an interesting concept. Although I did not hear Henry Mintzberg ever mentioning this, but it reminds me of the Quality Circles. They were popular in Japan in 1950s-1960s, made popular in the West […]

Easy Reading: Wisdom Quote by Simon Sinek

Easy Reading: Wisdom Quote by Simon Sinek Leaders Eat Last

By “easy reading” I mean really easy, i.e. big letters, just one sentence (above), and no links or other distractions. Although it is meaningful enough to go as a wisdom quote, it is actually the title of a great book by Simon Sinek, one of the most prominent management gurus of our time – “Leaders […]

The One Thing That Determines Success

The One Thing That Determines Success

What is the one thing that determines your success? Google for it, and the top answers will probably be: positive attitude, action, discipline, followed by “trust”, “leadership”, “networking”, “team”,” good timing”, “determination” …  and many other good words. Do you see a profound gap here, both on the individual and on the organizational level?

How to Sell Your Team on Project Management in 7 Minutes

How to Sell Your Team on Project Management in 7 Minutes

If you are a professional project manager, you have been through this many times. You get a project to run, receive a list of specialists assigned to the project, start making your calls – and see that the team that you will have to spend a better part of your life with in the coming months […]

When Ethnic Jokes Can Be Exchanged and Enjoyed

When Ethnic Jokes Can Be Exchanged and Enjoyed

Once upon a time, well before Obama and Trump as we know them, and when pretty much everybody still smoked tobacco, I was having a lunch break with guys from the Lab and Production. And it must be noted that our frontline workforce was more diverse than the United Nations has ever been. In the […]

Humble Leaders and Other (Oxy)morons

Humble Leaders and Other (Oxy)morons

In the summer of 1941, Prime Minister Winston Churchill summoned Sergeant Ward, a New Zealand recipient of the Victoria Cross, to congratulate him on his exploits. The fearless pilot was struck dumb with awe by the experience and was unable to answer the Prime Minister’s questions. Churchill regarded the reluctant hero with some compassion. “You must […]

7 Tips to Ensure Your Meetings Never End

7 Tips to Ensure Your Meetings Never End

Meetings are a vital part of a manager’s daily routine. The number of meetings you have booked on your calendar defines the level of your importance in the corporate food chain and is a good indicator of your future potential in the organization. Therefore, every aspiring manager must do his bit to expand the number […]