Recently BBC.com published this interesting article on leadership - Is this the secret of smart leadership? The article argues that humility is the secret the leadership by first quoting Socrates and his famous observation that the wisest people are the first to admit how little they really know. Good to Great by Jim Collins makes a similar point: the CEOs of great companies are Level 5 leaders. They are humble, but driven to do what's best for the company. I must confess that when I read.....Read More
Review of Red Flags How to Spot Frenemies, Underminers, and Toxic People in Your Life by Wendy L Patrick
I wrote my first blog on corporate psychopaths in early 2012: How do you recognise a corporate psychopath? Part 1. My ability to recognise corporate psychopaths stems from my knowledge of the 7MTF/Humm model of people profiling which is one of the few systems that incorporates psychopathic behaviour. My experience with psychopaths is limited having worked for several and fired by one. This book takes the opposite approach. The author, Wendy Patrick, uses her decades of personal expertise .....Read More
[caption id="attachment_1681" align="alignnone" width="300"] Jun 1991: Series MVP and guard Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls hugs the championship trophy while surrounded by his father and wife after the Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one in the series at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood. [/caption] Over the next two nights I, along with 100 million other people, will be watching the final two episodes of The Last Dance, the brilliant new series available on Netfl.....Read More
One of the more interesting feeds I subscribe to is www.Quillette.com which is a newsletter for freethinkers that costs $10/month to be a patron. I can highly recommend you becoming one. Recently Quillette published an interesting article Sickness and Stoicism that I found thought-provoking in the current Covid-19 climate. I can believe how many emails I have received about surviving in these difficult times, the need to show grit, positive thinking, etc. On the other the Quillette article r.....Read More
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"Put in a sales perspective, I loved your presentation! I got a lot from what you talked about and I will read your book."
Peter Morris, Executive Officer, Lomax Financial Group
Your presentation on 'Lifting your Level of Emotional Intelligence" to 10 CEOs scored an average 8.9 out of 10 for the topic and 8.5 for the presentation which is great. A couple of the attendees gave you a 10 out of 10, and the comments were:
- Great presentation. Very informative.
- Excellent presentation.
- made me think.
Christi Spring CEO Institute. - web www.ceo.com.au.