Guerrilla Leadership Strategies: Meetings

The Oxford English Dictionary provides two definitions for ‘guerrilla’: 1. A member of a small, independent group taking part in irregular fighting, typically against larger regular forces (n); 2. Referring to actions or activities performed in an impromptu way, often...

Traveler’s Tales III

“How employees think and solve problems is completely different in China than in the West. One is linear and learned; the other creative and challenging. It goes back to the ancient philosophers – Confucius versus Socrates”. Socrates encouraged debate and challenging...

Who’s a Cool Leader?

Look around your world – who do you consider to be a cool leader? It might be a colleague at work or someone in your community. It might be someone famous or someone from history. Let’s share what we mean by describing someone as “a cool leader”. Let’s broaden...

Trust is the New Currency

Stephen M R Covey beamed in from the USA to elaborate on his book The Speed of Trust with a bold claim: trust is the new currency. “Trust”, he argues “is an economic driver not merely a social virtue. There has been a paradigm shift from social to economic. Trust, and...

Stepping Into a “Holacratic” Future

Hollie Delaney is one cool leader. She’s taking Zappos on a cultural journey to a new way of working called Holacracy. By December this year she will relinquish her job as Zappos’ Director of People Experiences to take up a series of roles in separate “circles” across...