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Leadership: The hard and the soft

Author: Paul de Beer
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Recently I was privileged to facilitate a number of discussions at the annual CEO Summit in early September 2008, a key event hosted and arranged by Dictum Publishing. Each year a number of senior leaders are invited and given various pertinent topics to discuss and reflect on. One of the topics had leaders reflecting on the barrage of… Read more »

Leading without blinkers, imagine the power

Author: Paul de Beer
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Recently I consulted to a particular executive team regarding their company structure. Working with the team early one morning, I started by having them imagine their business in a few years time having achieved a high level of success. They then worked in two groups to draw up what the describing attributes would be in that scenario. Next… Read more »

Time to talk

Author: Paul de Beer
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When times become tougher for businesses, either due to economic recession or other industry related challenges, senior leadership often fall into the trap of instituting radical knee jerk remedies but often neglect to create a place and time for others within the organisation to align with the need to change as well as to raise differing perspectives that could… Read more »