Transformational Leadership Requires Accountability

The story is told in ancient Buddhist literature of a pampered princess who was walking barefoot in her father’s kingdom when she stepped on a thorn. In pain, she demanded of her father’s advisers that the entire kingdom be carpeted. One adviser made her a pair of...

Self-Honesty: The Key to Transformational Leadership

What character trait is most valued in leaders? To find the answer to this question, leadership experts Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner surveyed well over 100,000 people to ask which personal traits, characteristics, and attributes they looked for and admired in leaders....

Using Values to Change Organisational Culture

Organisational culture is the product of the behaviours displayed by leaders and team members. The only way to change organisational culture is to change behaviour. And the way to change behaviour is by consciously cultivating organisational values. What are your...

Mindful Leadership is an Inside-Out Job

No one loves being stuck behind the wheel, surrounded by frustrated drivers and trapped in the middle of an unmoving wall of cars. In the midst of such a situation, we can all imagine somewhere else we’d rather be. But there’s actually an opportunity that traffic jams...