The six states of being

It is all too easy to fixate on what we’re doing. An era of fast change demands we refocus on who we want to be. Ben Renshaw explains READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION I have been driven by ‘doing’ all my life. I grew up attending the world-renowned Yehudi Menuhin School for aspiring musicians in … Read more

Introvert, extrovert or somewhere in between: We are all ambiverts now

A world of emergent strategy demands that leaders be flexible in how they behave. Karl Moore explains READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Since Susan Cain’s bestseller Quiet came out in 2012, introverts have been finally getting the recognition they deserve as leaders. In the past, it was widely held that only extroverts could thrive as … Read more

The only thing to fear is unproductive fear

Fear can paralyse – or, targeted on valid concerns, can stimulate effective action and innovation On 4 March 1933, US President Franklin Roosevelt uttered the famous words: “Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into … Read more

Negotiate like a woman

Everyone wins, including men, when feminine leadership behaviours take centre stage READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION If someone said that you “negotiate like a woman”, what would you think? Would you think they meant you were too emotional? Would you take it as an insult, insinuating that women are no good at negotiation? Negotiation has … Read more

Rewire your brain to cope with chaos

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION The brain is able to cope with disorder and uncertainty – if you know how it works The coronavirus pandemic has materially changed the way we think, feel and live. Many leaders are in ‘survival’ mode. They are focused on the real challenges of defending their companies and employees from … Read more

Three strategies to boost creativity

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Mike Canning learns how harnessing our imagination holds the key to success In The Origins of Creativity, Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist EO Wilson says, “Creativity is the unique and defining trait of our species.” This will certainly be the case in the business world in the 2020s. As the rate of … Read more

How to use self-talk as self-care

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Conflict management skills can help you conquer stress and anxiety. Deborah Grayson Riegel explains Stress and anxiety at work and in life are to be expected. They are even necessary: healthy levels of stress can help us set clear goals, prioritize tasks, and improve our overall performance. However, too much … Read more

How to rocket boost society

In the wake of coronavirus, understanding the behavioural levers of progress is more critical than ever Humanity was underperforming before the virus. The gap between where we were and where we could be was a gulf prior to the pandemic’s arrival. How will it look after Covid-19? It will mostly be worse, but it will … Read more

Having the guts to lead

Leaders can optimize their energy and resilience by eating the right foods On a day-to-day basis, your gut may be the furthest thing from your mind. But in a quite literal way, as an increasing body of scientific research now shows, it is connected to your mind in profound ways. In anatomical terms, the brain … Read more

The GC People Leader Series meets…Game Changer, Implementer and Polisher Valeria Ponis

In this edition of The GC People Leader Series Roxana Radulescu, Founder and Consultant at GC Partner All Personal, talks to Valeria Ponis, Corporate Development Manager at Deloitte Canada, about what it is to be a leader and how her natural proclivities support her in her leadership role. Educated at the University of Rome Tor … Read more