Life, Leadership and Business

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Fire Triangle in Leadership


It takes three elements to make a fire; heat, oxygen and fuel.  These three elements make up what’s known as the Fire Triangle.  It’s a common strategy to remove just one of the three elements, breaking the triangle, to extinguish a fire successfully.  The Leadership Triangle also has three elements essential to its existence; vision, a leader and a team.  Removing one of these elements would break the Leadership Triangle and extinguish any hope for success. 


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Team Work


Personal Development Skill: Team Work
There is no doubt that the single most important skill to define a leader; to will make or break his or her reputation is their ability to work with a team. This important skill quickly separates true leaders from the “wannabe” that wants to gloat in their own self importance.

You may fool fans, but you will never fool the team.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Effective Communication


Personal Development Skill: Effective Communication



We communicate, all the time. Using various mediums, messages travel back and forward between people at an incredible rate.
Communication generates an incredible amount of data daily. Why then is effective communication so illusive?

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Identify and Solve Problems


Personal & Leadership Skill: Ability to Identify and Solve Problems

No other skill will keep you relevant and in demand like the ability to solve problems. The best problem solvers in the work place are often the highest paid in the company. This is a skill that everyone should have but has become rare and extremely valuable.

Cultural Awareness


Personal & Leadership Skill: Cultural Awareness
Sadly, polarisation seems to be the current trend in the world at the moment. This is a dangerous attitude to own in the “global village” of our modern world.

Our workplaces, neighbourhoods and public areas are filled with people from various culture groups and backgrounds. We are exposed to all sorts of age groups, religious persuasions and life attitudes each and every minute. This cosmopolitan environment requires each of us to be able to demonstrate some awareness and sensitivity to other culture groups.  

Collect, Organise, Analyse and Critically Evaluate Information


Personal & Leadership Skill: Collect, Organise, Analyse and Critically Evaluate Information
Regardless of the position we hold at work, we all deal with information daily. A massive amount of information is passed back and forward on a moment by moment basis. Information and its assimilation is big business. If you are in business, if you work or even as a student, you will constantly deal with this skill. Efficiently collecting, organising, analysing and critically evaluating information can mean the difference of starting a new trend in your industry or being a tail-end trend follower.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Use of Science and Technology

Personal & Leadership Skill: Use of Science and Technology
Developing ourselves requires conscious planning and focus in specific areas. We should not allow our personal and career development to be haphazard or ad hoc. Having a careless attitude towards our career or personal skills could result in us unwittingly becoming redundant and without purpose in the work place.