Tag Archives: Leadership

Responsibility and Authority

Seth Godin has a really interesting short post today on the changing emphasis in today's economy from Authority structures to the assuming of responsibilities to make things happen.  Organisations should take note of this shift – its repercussions cannot be overstated: Achievers … Continue reading

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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Sometimes there comes a story, or a message, that has the potential to change peoples' lives.  This is one of them.  "Stay Hungry. Stay foolish" are the closing words of the now  legendary Stanford University commencement address in 2005.  The speech … Continue reading

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Succeed by taking time off?

Richard Branson, no stranger to taking the path less traveled, has written that, in his experience taking this less traveled path has indeed made all the difference.  His theory, in his latest article, is that in order to really succeed … Continue reading

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Leaders, you need to foster freedom, not control and manipulation

In the words of Jack Welch, in “Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will“: The old organization was built on control, but the world has changed. The world is moving at such a pace that control has become a limitation. … Continue reading

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Leadership, passion and life lessons through classical music?

http://www.ted.com/talks/benjamin_zander_on_music_and_passion.html I am not one for classical music.  In fact, much to my embarrassment I am a total philistine when it comes to classical music – I am among those who enjoy a little bit of Escala-type cross-over into the … Continue reading

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Raving against the know-it-all

I often get asked by people to explain what the vision is for my church.  In our western society we place a lot of capital on the vision, the strategy, the plan, the timetable, all complete with Gantt charts showing … Continue reading

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Having your vision stretched

(Photo credit:  Pete Ashton) Has the size of your dream so contrasted against your present circumstances that you feel overwhelmed?  I have recently felt those tuggings at the heart-strings, those calls from a deep place that urge you on to … Continue reading

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