The Corporate Way: Hide Everything

May 17, 2019By Josh Allan DykstraFuture Of Work, Leadership 2 Comments

The corporate way is to hide, pretty much everything. Managers hide their reasons “why” simply because they can. HR hides behind “precedent” and hundreds (or thousands) of made-up rules and “policies.” Executives hide themselves physically in sequestered offices and behind thick mahogany doors. And companies especially feel the need to hide financials because it gives … Read More

Staying Positive in Tough Times: Leadership Essentials (Part 2)

April 13, 2017By HeliosLeadership No Comments

By James Brook Joint Founder and MD, Strengths Partnership Ltd   Every day leaders face tough challenges and changes impacting their organizations. Choosing how to respond in any given situation provides a “moment of truth” which determines how a leader is perceived and their impact on the organization’s results. Most leaders find themselves alternating between … Read More

The Art of Inquiry: Leadership Essentials (Part 1)

March 22, 2017By HeliosLeadership No Comments

By James Brook Joint Founder and MD, Strengths Partnership Ltd   The value of inquiry or powerful questioning is now well established and becoming even more relevant given today’s hyper-competitive, fast changing and complex business environment. Some of the benefits include: Inviting people to share diverse perspectives and ideas Empowering people to think for themselves … Read More

How to Stay Strong as a Leader in Uncertain Times

January 24, 2017By HeliosLeadership No Comments

2016 was a bit of a whirlwind of shocks, surprises and information overload.  What with Brexit happening in the UK, Donald Trump being elected US president, continued global economic turbulence and a barrage of new information and technology coming towards us at breakneck speed, many were left wondering ‘what does it all mean?’ by the … Read More

A New Year Projection: One Diagram To Rule Them All

January 4, 2017By Josh Allan DykstraDevelopment, Engagement, Leadership, Recruiting/Hiring, Strengths No Comments

As we look into the fresh beginnings of a new year, I wanted to offer a bold idea that could absolutely transform your organization in 2017: What if you could replace your entire people strategy with this two-circle diagram and a simple mantra? That may seem crazy, but hear me out… For each individual, the zone where the two … Read More