“But hold on, what do we actually mean when we say Leadership TODAY?” The question which I had been asked earlier in the day still resonated with me hours later. Yes, good question I thought… At times it can feel baffling and slightly exasperating that despite the countless books, articles, seminars, and business courses about leadership, there is still something …

Let Them Eat Cake …

– attributed to Queen Marie-Antoinette of France A few days ago a comment from a senior Human Resources executive from a large company shocked me deeply. The comment was part of the explanation why he had to reject the invitation to participate in the European Youth Employment project (eYe) run by CircularSociety. The reasoning for the rejection was simple, yet …

Mindful leaders

The Leaders that are needed now In the last few years at The World Economic Forum in Davos the word ‘unprecedented’ has been more and more frequently used in relation to the social, economic, religious and ecological challenges facing us. In the business environment in which I work with senior leaders all over the world, individuals and teams are often …

The state of the world

Heads of companies, political leaders, scientists, educators, parents and the average citizen are getting increasingly concerned about the state of the world. Globally, people are feeling and expressing the need to collectively rethink our responsibilities and to find successful ways and means to tackle the growing economic and societal problems we are facing. The effects of climate change have parts …