By Phil Kerrigan, TEC Chair – The cost to businesses for such a high failure rate is enormous and at times fatal. I believe ‘leadership’ is a problem. In Peter Drucker’s seminal work Management, he said that management consisted of 4 elements – Planning, Organising, Control and Leadership. ‘Leadership’ is not an end unto itself. […] more
By Trent Bartlett, TEC Chair – It’s a common misconception, both from the wider public and people within an organisation, that leaders lead a somewhat glamorous life. It’s an assumption that’s incorrect, and ignores many of the traits that people need to embody in order to be considered a great leader. […] more
By Harvey Martin, TEC Chair – I was reflecting on Andrew Dick’s article a few weeks ago regarding stress—how he talked about being self-aware of stress and the impact it was has on you. ‘The only way to get something done right, is to do it myself!’ One of the most common reasons for stress, is the fear that ‘Unless I do the job. It won’t be done correctly.’ […] more
By Andrew Dick, TEC Chair – Just last week, I sat down to a fascinating presentation from Lynn Leahy on the topic of stress among senior business leaders. As I looked around the room at the attendants, it was clear that many were experiencing that same stress and could benefit from building their resilience towards it.[…] more
As the saying goes, leaders are made, not born, meaning there’s the opportunity for almost anyone to work their way through an organisation and make the transition from employee to executive. Continue reading
Changing your leadership style isn’t an easy process. CEOs need to carefully evaluate their own skills, based on feedback from their team, and then identify strategies to improve the way they work to match these needs. Continue reading
The demand for talent worldwide means that companies are investing more than ever in developing internal capabilities that can be used to drive further change within a business. As leaders look to build a pipeline of leaders with the potential to create further change in their organisation, this shift is going to require an even greater investment in the next generation of talent. Continue reading
For any business leader, it is important to remember that creativity isn’t an endless resource. Over time, a team can burnout and the ideas that used to spark so easily can dry up.
It is fair to say that no leader, however successful, is perfect at what they do. In the business world, these small attributes can make a huge difference to the way that the team and clients interact with the leader on a daily basis.
Becoming a great leader doesn’t happen overnight – it takes years of experience, trial and error and personal introspection to become a leader that inspires staff and gets the best result for their organisation. Continue reading