Absolute Clarity

Absolute Clarity

 Reflections: As we explored last week, leaders at every level have a critical role to play in executing. Execution means no more than getting the job done, whether it’s day to day activities or building a better tomorrow by delivering a longer term vision. Take a...
1-1’s

1-1’s

I cannot stress too highly how crucial it is for leaders to hold regular 1-1’s with their people. I think there is no more important a session. Too often, I come across managers who have the best of intentions for holding these sessions but all too frequently...
“Power of 3” Ground Rules

“Power of 3” Ground Rules

How does Mary enable her people to focus on just three highest priorities at any one time? By setting a few “Power of 3” ground rules, as follows: The three goals should account for around 70% of activity in any given week. In other words 70% of a persons...
Serving Others

Serving Others

Reflections: As I say in the podcast, I thought long and hard before including this trait.  But I could not get away from the consistent observation that every truly great leader I have come across just seems to have this deep rooted inner belief that their first role...
Right People on the Bus

Right People on the Bus

Reflections: We now move from the inner circle of inside-out leadership, where the first four traits are character based- they define who Mary is, to the middle circle where the traits refer to what she does to lead those around her. I appreciate that, early in your...