Think for a moment about the decisions you make. Do you go by your gut instinct, the unconscious part of your thinking? Or do you let your rational, conscious mind take over? The answer, for most of us, is a little of both. And often we’re not even aware of it. One leader whose actions are driven […]
With the release of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, interest in the famous American President has never been higher. In Lead like Lincoln, I highlighted five key leadership lessons I personally took from the movie. Many other writers have identified additional lessons, both from the movie and the man himself.
Popular culture suggests that extroverts are likely to make the best leaders. But according to Susan Cain’s ‘Quiet’, that’s not necessarily so. While extroverts thrive in certain leadership situations, introverts lean towards a different but equally effective type of leadership. In fact, introverted leaders can often be found at the top of some of the […]
Our values govern the way we behave. And as a leader, you can gain respect quickly by consistently acting in line with your personal and organisational values. George Clooney’s Good Night and Good Luck is in many ways a film about values. It dramatises the CBS broadcaster Edward R Murrow’s clash with Senator Joseph McCarthy […]