Morgan McCall conducted a study of 838 managers working in 6 different international corporations and successfully identified 11 key characteristics possessed by these managers in an attempt to predict success within global business (Clawson, 2012). The 11 characteristics identified as indicators of success were: Overseas experience, deep self-awareness, culturally diverse, humility, lifelong learning & curiosity, … More 11 Traits of Successful Global Leaders
“The ‘Pygmalion effect,’ also sometimes known as the ‘Rosenthal effect’ for the psychologist credited with discovering it, is a theory teaching that people will act or behave in the way that others expect them to”. It is very similar to the concept of a self-fulfilling prophecy and as such the Pygmalion effect can have both … More The Pygmalion Effect
Different people react differently to leadership tactics and strategies, while similar people will likely react similarly. It is the leaders job to correctly identify the type of person which whom they are dealing and adopt the appropriate leadership strategy for that specific type of person, time period, culture, and environment. There are seven levels at … More Addressing Similarities & Differences
During my research I have found that there are many different strategic models when it comes to promoting growth, sustainability, and competitive advantage in the business world today. These models have been vetted and implemented in organizations around the world to much success. In our ever changing world progress is the driving force and innovation … More Revolutionary Strategy
Learning is an essential part of life. My father used to tell me when I was young, “Every man dies three times, the first death is when he stops learning, the second is when his body fails and he passes away, and the third and final death is when he is no longer remembered. The … More Are Leaders Born or Made?
Courage is essential to be successful in all aspects of life. It is important on spiritual, relational, and financial levels. Koerner (2014) states that “Courage is at the heart of the collaboration required for the innovative and entrepreneurial endeavors that allow organizations to thrive” (p. 65). A leader exhibits courage when he/she identifys an issue … More Strength & Courage
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The colour of this Nguni animal is inkomo eyezindlu, or ‘the beast which is houses’ in Zulu. From The Abundant Herds: A Celebration of the Nguni Cattle of the Zulu People, written by Marguerite Poland and David Hammond-Tooke and illustrated by Leigh Voigt, republished by Fernwood Press in 2015. ‘Meet…
“Productivity is effectively stewarding your gifts, talents, time, energy, and enthusiasm for the good of others and the glory of God.” – Tim Challies Source: Faith and Work ~ Quotes on Productivity This quote got me going this morning. Being truly productive is not helping only yourself, it is using your talents to help others and … More Productivity, Giving, & God
It is the beginning of a new year and many people have made resolutions to better themselves or their circumstances. Which is good, everyone should have goals or at least something to work towards at all times. I consider the “New Year’s Resolution” a simple reaffirmation of previously acknowledged goals and a renewal of commitment. … More Accountability in Action
I hope everyone had a great Christmas, I know I did. My girlfriend B. and I got snowed in this year while spending time with my family in the Texas Panhandle. Amidst blizzard conditions and 10’ snow drifts we became closer as a family and ended up having a very memorable Christmas 2015. My father … More The Briefcase.