Leadership Development

Only 3 things happens naturally in organizations: friction, confusion and underperformance. Everything else requires Leadership

– Peter Drucker

I am truly privileged that I have, over the years, been able to accompany leaders on their journeys to become the best possible version of themselves. This is why I feel blessed and privileged to be able to do what I do. It is also why I do what I do. I take immense pride and pleasure in helping individuals develop.

I have found that when people accept who they are and they decide to become the best possible version of themselves, something magical happens. They enjoy life more and they deliver better results.

The journey to accept who you are can be difficult because the world is full of role models; I mean that in the most positive way. The problem only occurs when people try to copy someone else, without truly knowing who they are themselves. It is very common in companies that people look upwards. They see how the boss is behaving and consciously or unconsciously think “This behaviour is what leads to success in this company”. I know I certainly made that mistake early in my career. I was very fortunate that someone had a heart-to-heart discussion with me and told me “you are good as you are”. invite people to think about the following – “If nobody is following you, who are you leading?” If you want to lead, you must act in such ways that people want to follow you.

I am often asked
“So if I cannot copy my role model, how am I to change and improve?”.

Albert Einstein said:

“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before.”

It may sound simple. Arguably it is.