June 4, 2019 Chris

2,793 views Nov 3, 2018, 06:20am Chris Pearse Contributor I write about the realities and challenges of leadership. According to the UK’s Health & Safety Executive, over 500,000 people suffer from work related stress, depression or anxiety, resulting in 12.5 million working days lost every year. Things get worse in high office where depression (in which…

June 4, 2019 Chris

5,320 views Nov 7, 2018, 01:21pm Chris Pearse Contributor I write about the realities and challenges of leadership. ‘A startling 86% of respondents to the Survey on the Global Agenda agree that we have a leadership crisis in the world today.’ according to the World Economic Forum in 2015. There is an alarmingly weak correspondence between power…

June 4, 2019 Chris

3,957 views Nov 11, 2018, 04:58am Chris Pearse Contributor I write about the realities and challenges of leadership. 3D Illustration of Human Brain with Nervous System Anatomy GETTY Since the Enlightenment, Logic and Reason have been venerated as the only means to cut through the nebulous feelings that cloud judgement and distract us from the ‘right’…

June 4, 2019 Chris

444 views Nov 15, 2018, 12:19pm Chris Pearse Contributor I write about the realities and challenges of leadership. Hero: person of superhuman strength or physical courage –  demi-god, illustrious individual. What’s not to admire, revere and respect about a Hero Leader – the CEO that can save the day, walk on water and bring home the…

June 4, 2019 Chris

11,157 viewsNov 19, 2018, 02:42am Chris Pearse Contributor I write about the realities and challenges of leadership. GETTY There is, without doubt, a growing realisation that leadership development is not delivering the returns that it promises: Why Leadership Training Fails—and What to Do About It (HBR) Why Leadership Development Programs Don’t Work (INC) Why leadership-development programs fail (McKinsey) All three…

June 4, 2019 Chris

3,330 views Nov 23, 2018, 01:17am Chris Pearse Contributor I write about the realities and challenges of leadership. GETTY There are a multiplicity of reasons for business failure, all of them ultimately manifesting as the inability to generate sufficient profit or provide a return on investment. Many articles have been written on the reasons why so many…

June 4, 2019 Chris

1,835 views Nov 27, 2018, 02:02am Chris Pearse Contributor I write about the realities and challenges of leadership. Integrity soundness, wholeness, completeness Integrity is often described as: Doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. Dubiously attributed to C.S. Lewis – presumably when no one was watching – the maxim proves very popular on social media….

June 4, 2019 Chris

3,271 views Dec 2, 2018, 02:10am Chris Pearse Contributor I write about the realities and challenges of leadership. Questions signal a vacuum of knowledge that demands to be filled. Just as Aristotle’s idiom ‘Nature abhors a vacuum’ applies to the physical world, so it applies to our cognitive worlds. Questions are divergent – they open up possibilities…

June 4, 2019 Chris

2,647 views Dec 6, 2018, 06:14am Chris Pearse Contributor I write about the realities and challenges of leadership. Motivate: goad, impel, drive, incite, persuade. According to Marketdata Enterprises, Motivational Speakers in the U.S. alone, took home more than $1 billion in 2016. Motivational quotes abound on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google. Employee Motivation is the subject of much…

June 4, 2019 Chris

965 views Dec 10, 2018, 04:53am Chris Pearse Contributor I write about the realities and challenges of leadership. The three errors under the spotlight are all closely related, and also symptomatic of the same malaise that is all too common in organisations. Although they can manifest at any level of responsibility, inevitably, they can be…