Management looks outwards, leadership starts from within

Tree Roots

The focus of management is on looking outwards: on actions and on getting things done. Managers focus on implementing the agreed plan: on what their people are doing today and the problems and outcomes that might Continue Reading →

Transforming unwanted emotions

Woman wearing Sunglasses walks confidently in the opposite direction to the Arrows

A time of change can often bring unwanted emotions: anger, frustration, fear, and sadness. Often we work hard to make these emotions go away. But with a different attitude, and the Continue Reading →

You will never reach your destination if…

Winston Churchill famously said: “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” A time of change brings many barking dogs. If Continue Reading →

Three activities for creating results and inspiration

The first step to leading ourselves and others better through a time of change is to know more clearly what matters most to us. Inner Leadership recommends three ways of achieving this: creativity, Continue Reading →

Clarifying your professional passions (Harvard Business Review)

Two ways to clarify your professional passions

This recent post by Robert Steven Kaplan, Professor of Management Practice and Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School, suggests two sets of tools for clarifying your passions: — One is Continue Reading →