Guest Post – The Lone Wolf: Ideal Special Forces Soldier?

Here's a great guest post from Phil Lee about the recruitment process within Elite Special Forces and it examines the relationship between the importance of individual brilliance…
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20 questions for Leaders 12/20 Hiring

From 20 questions for Leaders: When faced with two equally-qualified candidates, how do you determine whom to hire? Easy to answer, it's all about attitude. I will…
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20 Questions for Leaders 10/20 Aligning Values

From 20 Questions for Leaders: How do you ensure your Organisation and its activities are aligned with your "core values"? Easiest way to do this is to…
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20 Questions for Leaders 2/20 Decisions

From 20 Questions for Leaders: What are the most important decisions you make as a leader of your organization? For this question I will ignore any of…
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Importance of Performance Ratings

As we go through the current round of performance ratings it's important to remember what the roles of these processes are. Most companies introduce these tools to…
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Leadership Legacy

As a leader what do you want your legacy to be? Do you want to be remembered as a leader who delivered great change, significant improvements or…
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Peter Principle

As we start our climb up the professional ladder, the skills which allow us to advance are usually expertise in our area, and this can lead to…
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Plan, Plan and Follow the Plan

Previously I have mentioned that I think planning is one of the dying arts, especially within IT, and that we should invest much more time in training…
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Beware of Sibling Rivalries.

When we are looking at transforming an organization into a high performing organization, not all of our teams are going to progress at the same rate towards…
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