Category: #AdaptiveLeadership

When swinging the lead is too heavy to bother

To swing the lead, according to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, is ‘to avoid work by pretending to be ill‘. Having witnessed colleagues’ behaviour for over 30 years, I believe the lead often swings because people cannot be bothered travelling, or need an extra 

Success overturns commercial norms

Since exploiting opportunity requires balancing priorities, exciting, dynamic and thriving enterprises overturn commercial norms. Destabilising the equilibrium is easy, rewarding or lucrative. Gut instinct plays decision-maker. Some opportunities tick every checkbox, yet gut instinct rejects them. Conversely, forward-thinkers embrace other dire-looking opportunities that offer gut 

Demagogues’ indefensible business-as-usual practices

Besides their own wealth and power, demagogues disregard everything and everyone, especially when they can dump problems in somebody else’s lap. It is inexcusable to see personal gain as preferable to untenable causalities and economic catastrophe, despite solutions existing in their circle of influence. As 

Poor leadership rejects a trained and capable workforce

If leadership overlooks staff needs and provides inadequate support and training, should employees be accountable for an inability to complete their duties? While staff strive for self-improvement, new skills and comprehension, indifferent leadership that fails to listen abandons high-quality service, safety and effectiveness. Rather than