The Practice of Ethics – A Leadership Guide

Morality – A critical success factor for business and society? Luke Andreski and Graham Williams There can be little doubt that we have reached a point in our history which is marked by profound ethical issues. We face the acceleration of AI, an environmental crisis, the potential for future conflict over resource, probable large-scale migrations and an ascendancy of populist…

CultureScan Quick Overview – Major Findings

  Managing Culture Only one-third of HR professionals think their organization manages the critical issue of culture well The CulturesScan process is designed to assess and manage all aspects of culture and an be customised as needed Measuring Culture Most organizations do not know how to measure culture well, especially across different departments. Cultural assumptions, values, artifacts are examined in…

Stories and the CultureScan process

Story intersects with the culturescan throughout the process. When an organisation’s leadership first approaches us this usually signals more than simply an interest – but a pressing need and a desire to shift into a new mode of leading and operating, a new culture narrative The participants journey follows a story cycle of disruption/fear/problem to exploration/adventure/ exposure …. to harnessing…

Key Soft and Hard Skills required in 2019 and beyond

Focused Skill Development On new year’s day LinkedIn Learning Editor Paul Petrone posted an article setting out the work-place skills (hard and soft) most needed in 2019. One day later there were already over 3000 ‘likes’. LinkedIn obviously reach across continents, cultures, sectors, organisation types; so their needs analysis deserves attention. (Petrone, P. 2019) He reminds us that “Strengthening a…

Leadership Development: Minding the Lifespan Gaps

By Graham Williams, CMC and Eva Cooper, Ed.D. Abstract Throughout our lives we are shaped by influences that guide our leadership outlook, approach, values, capacities and behaviors – some of which remain unconscious. There are optimum times or stages where positive development may best be introduced, taught and applied. But a number of emerging approaches allow us to address these…

Corporate Story Competence and Application: An Assessment

Story has been around for a long time “There have been stories and messages delivered across different media ever since Cro-Magnon man figured out that mineral pigments like iron oxide and black manganese could be applied to the sides of rocks and caves. Whether chronicling life, communicating with others, or creating an inspirational image, there were stories being told”. “For…

Why Boards of Directors Need a New Profile: insights from psychological and spiritual synthesis

“Whereas the 20th century might be viewed as the age of management, the early 21st century is predicted to be more focused on governance”.  James McRitchie “Culture and leadership are two sides of the same coin”. Edgar Schein  Ongoing Failures and Scandals A scan of the literature, the internet and my interviews with a number of governance practitioners has revealed that…