5 ways to make sure your leaders are as good as they think they are

  Recently, when analysing our data, I discovered that most leaders had consistently given themselves significantly higher ratings for their performance than their peers, direct reports and managers had. This was true across 7 of the 8 different categories assessed, as well as for the overall ratings.   In other words, these leaders believed that their performance was better than their …

Leadership: Are you Ready for the Future?

  There are hundreds of different definitions of leadership, but I’d like to focus on a quote from Robert Chapman, CEO of Barry-Wehmiller:   ‘We pay people for their hands….they would have given their heads and hearts for free if we had just known how to ask them, and say thank you for sharing themselves.’   I think this is …

How to handle negative feedback like a winner (not Donald Trump style)

  If anyone knows about receiving feedback, it’s Donald Trump.   Polarising comments have dogged him throughout his presidential candidacy race, and it’s interesting to see how he’s chosen to deal with it.  Recently, Trump threw a career reporter (known for writing unfavourable articles about him), out of his press conference.   Don’t like me?  Challenge me?  Goodbye!   As …