David Williams

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Six Principles for Developing Humility as a Leader

Whether we’re looking at business or politics, sports or entertainment, it’s clear we live in an era of self-celebration. Fame is equated with success, and being self-referential has become the norm. As a result we are encouraged to pump ourselves full of alarming self-confidence. Bluster and the …

Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor: The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career

Publication Date: <b>September 10, 2013</b><p>Who's pulling for you? Who's got your back? Who's putting your hat in the ring? Odds are this person is not a mentor but a sponsor. Mentors can build your self-esteem and provide a sounding board--but they're not your ticket to the top. If you're interested in …

Nice or Tough: Which Approach Engages Employees Most?

It’s probably no news to most people who work that poor leaders produce disgruntled, unengaged employees. Our research also shows convincingly that great leaders do the opposite — that is, that they produce highly committed, engaged, and productive employees.<p>And the difference is cavernous — in a …

Personal Branding for Introverts

I had just finished a talk at a leading technology company when an engineer approached me. “I liked your ideas about personal branding, and I can see how they’d work,” he told me. “But most of them aren’t for me — I’m an introvert. Is there anything I can do?” What he didn’t realize is that (like …

Why The Best Teams Might Be Temporary

When we think of high-performing teams, we often think of them as long-term allies—a band of brothers in the organizational world. It takes a while for teams to move through the traditional phases of <i>storming</i> and <i>norming</i> before they start to really perform. It’s logical, then, to assume that the …

How Strategy Really Works - Manage By Walking Around

By onSeptember 15, 2013 in books, Leadership, strategy<p>0 0 0<p>The 1993 HBR article ‘Customer Intimacy and Other Value Disciplines’ argued that every …

Dealing with Team Members Who Derail Meetings

What does your team do when someone takes a meeting off-track? If your team is like most, the leader says something like, “Lee, that’s not what we’re talking about now” or “Let’s get back on track” or the team simply ignores Lee’s comment and tries to bring the conversation back to the original …

Burglar alarm

THE general take on the crime figures released on September 19th by the South Africa Police Service (SAPS) is that they are “the worst in ten years”. …