“And remember that an honest leader leaves numerous living monuments in the form of leaders he has helped to develop and guide, who in part at least, reflect the guidance and man management to which they have been exposed.” Colonel J.A. Dextraze (1919 and 1993) Jacques Alfred Dextraze CC, CMM, CBE, DSO & Bar, KStJ,… Read More
“There are of course those parts of the trade, or art, that can be studied, and therefore learned. There have been few great leaders who were not knowledgeable about the mechanics of the business; you cannot be an inspiring leader if you neglect the logistics that feed your men. They will not give you their… Read More
“The dictum of “good management is good leadership”, itself erroneous, became perverted even more into the belief that an officer could literally manage his men to their deaths in support of a mission.” Gabriel, R.A.. & Savage, P.A. (1978) Crisis in Command, Mismanagement in the Army.
“A respectful workplace brings enormous benefits to organizations, but efforts to provide one often fall short. That’s partly because leaders have an incomplete understanding of respect.” (Rogers, 2018, p.64). Research by Rogers (2018) suggests that employees value two distinct types of respect: Owed respect: Is accorded equally to all members of a work group or… Read More
Nearly half a century ago the Canadian educator Laurence Peter described what became known as the ‘Peter Principle’. This suggested that managers “rise to their level of incompetence” because they are promoted on the basis of performance in their current role, even if that is not likely to translate to success in the next one.… Read More
The wisdom in the management literature suggests that trust is one of the prime motivators that can get you: Great collaboration; Increased employee engagement; and (Lead to) positive business results. So, what is the starting point for trust? Well, in a word, ‘words’ – or more precisely, the words that you use. Within the context… Read More
The wisdom in the management literature suggests that trust is one of the prime motivators that can get you: great collaboration; increased employee engagement; and (lead to) positive business results. So, what is the starting point for trust? Well, in a word, ‘words’ – or more precisely, the words that you use. Within the context… Read More