When things go wrong, keep calm, and lead on 

Wherever you are in the world this week you are probably hearing about the Queen Elisabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. Personally, I’m impressed. Not with the pageantry around it, although some bits were really impressive, but with the amazing fact that this woman has been a successful leader for 70 years. This makes her the longest-reigning female […]

Leadership Superpower Most Leaders Avoid

People ask me sometimes if there is a skills-set that would magically solve most of their problems and give them leadership superpowers. Maybe you will be surprised, but I believe that there is such a “magic bullet”: I believe that assertive communication, when done skillfully, is a leadership superpower. And yet, most leaders avoid assertiveness […]