Rebooting Charisma in Business

Rebooting Charisma in Business

Why should CEOs and senior executives struggle to become more engaging or show greater empathy, when even a professional actor and comedian trained in the communication arts has been booted from the top of Twitter? The June 2015 ouster from Twitter’s C-suite of Dick Costolo – he used to work for Second City, the famed   [ more » ]

Of Pyramids, Pancakes … and Evolutionary Purpose

Of Pyramids, Pancakes … and Evolutionary Purpose

Megaphone leadership from the top is out. That’s the conclusion of a recent crop of business books profiling new-generation organisations, where self-managing employees strive for wholeness and evolutionary purpose in complex systems that work largely by themselves. Rivalling the dedication and self-regulating skill of honey-gathering bees, engaged employees manage themselves by harvesting collective intelligence, without   [ more » ]

The Gateway to Self-Awareness

The Gateway to Self-Awareness

On the borderline that separates good managers from true leaders, stands a gate marked “self-awareness.” And the advice offered by the guardian of this gate is: “stop being what someone else has told you to be, and start being yourself.” Through it will pass those individuals who will go on to help their companies deliver   [ more » ]

Collective Charisma: The Brands We Love

Collective Charisma: The Brands We Love

Sure, you have charisma. But does your wristwatch have it too? Charisma is that special engaging quality we recognize in some individuals. But maybe there’s  such a thing as collective charisma applicable to groups, to organizations – or even to the products they make. Once upon a time the quality known as charisma clung every   [ more » ]