Active Leadership

Are you grateful for your failures?

Most of us find it difficult to be grateful for our failures. Its not part of the UK culture. We incorrectly assume that a failed project implies a failed person. This means that we react in a very negative way.

Here are a few common but negative reactions:

Entrepreneurs, it's time to get your mojo back!

Lots of leaders have been bashed around by the recession and related events of the last few years. Even confident entrepreneurs seem to have lost their edge and some are hardly recognizable.

Just last week I was speaking to an client I last worked with a few of years ago. Back then he had a big vision and was going all out to make things happen. He was full of energy and had a sense of direction. At that time obstacles seemed easy to overcome.

"All I am Saying is Give Innovation a Chance"

Licking my wounds after a few recent encounters, I’m trying to understand why business leaders find it difficult to use innovation as a way out of recession.

OK, no one can run a business on fresh air so the number one priority for a business in crisis must always be to focus on cash flow, reducing costs if necessary.

Once that is done, Innovation is the obvious next step – Isn’t it? Well it is to me, here’s why:

Leadership - "Try it another way"

Innovation & Improvement frequently take leaders out of their comfort zone. Often tried and tested approaches don't achieve the desired outcome. 

Inspired by a line from Pink Floyds See Emily Play "Let's try it another way". 

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