1. The Care and Growth leadership model and employee commitment

    In the course of the consulting work that I do, the most frequent complaint that I hear from managers is that their employees are not committed to the business. That their relationship with the enterprise is purely expedient and that any sense of sincere care is out of the question.


  2. Grey Heads on Green Shoulders: Needed more than ever

    Leadership does not exist in a vaccuum. It exists in a particular context under a shifting set of prevailing influences.


  3. What value can be placed on trust?

    Two incidents in the past few weeks have caused me to ask the question: Is trust earned or is it lost?


  4. Quo Vadis?

    “Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts.” Albert Einstein


  5. Lessons in leadership from somebody who was in the driving seat

    I was delighted to be asked to write a review of a book entitled “In the Driving Seat Lessons in Leadership” authored by a business hero of mine ever since I was student at Rhodes University in the 1980s.


  6. Leaders unleash creativity

    “We looked at peace and security as a problem to be solved and not as a work to be made.” Dorothy Sayers


  7. Building fulfilling relationships

    “Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good.” Abraham Lincoln


  8. Building character

    “We can’t remake ourselves without suffering; for we are both the marble and the sculptor.” Alexis Carrel, Nobel Prize winner for Medicine


  9. Understanding human nature

    “Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education”. Henry Adams


  10. Education and leadership

    “Education is concerned with the whole: whoever is educated knows how the world as a whole behaves. Education concerns the whole human being.” Josef Pieper


  11. Thinking for yourself

    “The most incomprehensible thing of all, is the fact that the world is comprehensible.” Einstein


  12. The Power of Integrity

    “What is honoured in a country will be cultivated there.” Plato