Over the years, I myself has attended and observed many leadership development programs. And the sad thing is, most of them don’t even come close to accomplishing what they were designed to do – to build better leaders. [Read more…]
With the Xmas season upon us it seems only right and fitting for gratitude to be in our daily working lives. And it usually is for those of us in leadership and who work with leaders; however, there is more to this than a feel-good exercise.
Research carried out by Robert Emmons Ph.D. of University of California-Davis and Mike McCulloch, Director of Evolution and Human Behaviour Laboratory at University of Miami and many others have studied gratitude. The studies have found strong correlations between benefits and the practice of gratitude. For leaders, it is worth highlighting these benefits: [Read more…]
Whilst attending Active NYC courtesy of the UKTI and the Guardian I was fortunate to meet social business icons from Amazon, EBay, EMI, Facebook, MSNBC to name a few, not forgetting Mayor Bloomberg’s(Mayor of New York) Chief Digital Officer. In addition to a plethora of start-ups, SME’s, media professionals and the list goes on. [Read more…]
Whilst embarking on my next venture across the Atlantic to New York, my thoughts are on what kind of takeaway besides contacts and future business from this mission I want to achieve. Then I got to thinking about the future the next 3 years and the number 8 came to mind. [Read more…]
Having worked in the music industry for over 20 years, an industry full of image lead product, lacking in any form of depth or credibility, I began to think about when a whole section of industry becomes insecure. I have witnessed this for a while when a section of industry does not have the confidence to create, loses its sense of self identity, and follows trends that may create some success but is forever watching their competitors, not to stay ahead and keep themselves on track, but to copy and produce substandard product and procedure. [Read more…]