Book Precis: Real Leadership

Real Leadership 9 Simple Practices for Leading and Living with Purpose By John Addison This book is punted as “A  great leadership book which surfaces irregularly”. I have to agree. The following summary outlines the 9 practices for successful leadership and the    underlying facets to optimise those principles. The book, of course, goes into much…

Problem Solving Methodology and Action Planning

I was recently requested to outline a problem solving methodology and presented a successful and implementable model encompassing 3 concepts : 1. The Dick Lyle Problem Solving Method 2. Non-hierarchical Teams 3. An effective Action Planning model Dick Lyle Problem Solving Method Dick Lyle is a strategy consultant in San Diego who specializes in Problem…

Some Life Lessons I liked This Week

I recently watched and listened to the keynote address at a 2013 university graduation ceremony in Western Australia by Tim Minchin, an Aussie public speaker and comedian. I found the presentation compelling and in particular enjoyed his own 9 lessons of life which I’ve summarised: 1. No long term dreams. They are by definition long…

Clinching the Components of a Sound Business Plan

Creating a Solid Business Plan: Essential Components No organisation that takes itself seriously can escape the preparation of a business plan. This is one of the recurring requirements that business organisations need to fulfill. There are different uses for a business plan. It can be a requirement for a financing deal, or it might be…

Business Lessons from the Bush: Wisdom from the Big Cats

We all love the bush because most human beings resonate with nature. The bush can also teach us a great deal about the way we manage our business. Our speaker at the Cape Town Vistage meeting in September was Lorne Sulcas http://lornesulcas.com/about.html who discussed the lessons we can learn in life and business from the…