Call it gravitas or charisma – it’s the quality that distinguishes statesmen from politicians

A while back, I wrote about an essential quality that distinguishes exceptional leaders from the second tier.  Originally I produced a small pamphlet on the topic [now posted as a blog entry], and it has been one of the most… Continue reading

Likeability and trustworthiness are key to board appointments

Speaking to an audience of key European and Asian business leaders, in Lisbon, Portugal, recently, Professor Colin Coulson-Thomas, warned them not to assume that directors and boards are competent, effective or that they are going to add value to the… Continue reading

Business Book of the Week – Drive – The surprising truth about what motivates us by Daniel Pink

Drive – The surprising truth about what motivates us I had one of those surreal conversations with someone yesterday. They insisted that they got the best performance out of their salesforce by offering them a very high proportion of their… Continue reading

BBOTW – “Linked – How Everything is Connected to Everything Else and What it Means for Business and Everyday Life” by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

Business Book Of The Week – “Linked – How Everything is Connected to Everything Else and What it Means for Business and Everyday Life” by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi I was planning on reviewing Albert-Laszlo Barabasi’s latest book, “Bursts: The Hidden Pattern… Continue reading