I found this article on the Schuitema Blog. The writer, Assad Schuitema came up with 5 things managers do that indicate they care: They’re sincere They listen They communicate They’re perceptive They stay calm Schuitema Associates, as a leadership consultancy, has been arguing for the past 25 years that effective leadership is essentially a matter of Care and Growth. Roughly speaking this means that effective leadership is a matter of genuinely caring for staff and […]
There is a direct connection between the humility and trustworthiness of the leader.
Do you ever feel guilty when you’re selfish? You know, when you do something just for you? I did. If I wasn’t putting my family first, going to bat for my clients 100% and slaving away to make sure that everyone in my ecosystem was ok, then I felt guilty. This was up until I came to the concept of selfishness through an Irishman called Philip McKernan who runs an intervention called Authentic Goal Setting. He asked one […]
I’m sure you know that Cecil John Rhode’s statue was recently removed from the Cape Town University because of a whole bunch of issues including being a colonialist and messing up everyone’s lives. And, it looks like the activists have their eyes on Paul Kruger’s statue too. I don’t want to get into they why’s and wherefores of the debate because it is not germane to the point I want to make. Maybe there’s another view. It doesn’t matter what […]
I wrote this post on Facebook recently. It was shared 39 times so it must have resonated with some folks. My spirit has been a bit down lately reading about the Rhodes statue, etc. The xenophobic violence, the ‘one settler one bullet’ cry by the so-called born frees and the visiting Robert Mugabe who is a mass murderer and ultimate subjugator being lauded as a hero. This makes me feel that the so-called real South […]