Leadership Challenges

Moving the orientation from ‘it’s all about me’ to ‘it’s all about we’ – in this video Sarah shares her perspective on creating environments that foster innovation, openness, generosity of spirit and creativity.

What Does Transformation Ask of Us?

Commerce as a Creative Activity

Sarah Cornally explains that commerce is the ultimate creative activity that human beings will engage in – it is also the most challenging. Commerce, is about mobilizing ideas, resources and people – collectively they achieve more than they could as individuals.

Want to get great at something? Get a coach

How do we improve in the face of complexity? Atul Gawande has studied this question with a surgeon’s precision. He shares what he’s found to be the key: having a good coach to provide a more accurate picture of our reality, to instill positive habits of thinking, and to break our actions down and then help us build them back up again. “It’s not how good you are now; it’s how good you’re going to be that really matters,” Gawande says.

Brené Brown: The Biggest Myth About Vulnerability | Inc. Magazine

Dr Brene Brown speaks about her research and discoveries about the interdependence of vulnerability & courage and the associated paradox. “Vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage”.

How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.

Ron Heifitz The Nature of Adaptive Leadership

In organizations, leaders are under pressure to provide easy and quick solutions to problems. But many of the problems we face cannot be solved in routine ways. Discovery and learning are necessary. Leaders need to resist this pressure to provide solutions quickly, and transfer the responsibility for finding the solutions to the collective intelligence.