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The gap between the ‘next generation’ of leaders & the current leadership practice.

Posted on: April 19th, 2016 by Keith Coats No Comments

The Problem – “Has my Boss heard this?” This is a commonly asked question on senior leadership development programmes and one that reveals a serious problem. There is often a disconnect between what the ‘next generation’ of leaders are being taught and what is common leadership practice within the organisation. This can lead to serious repercussions […]

Business leaders aren’t well educated – and what to do about it.

Posted on: April 1st, 2016 by Keith Coats No Comments

“Business leaders aren’t well educated”, said a Mentor of mine, an ex-Executive Director of an international wholesale chain during a recent conversation. As provocative statements go, that one is sure to rank near the top of the pile! But, he makes a good point. The fuller context of our conversation was that the contemporary pathway […]

What are you doing? A revealing question leaders need to ask.

Posted on: March 9th, 2016 by Keith Coats No Comments

An old military handbook once stated that, ‘No man is a leader until his appointment is ratified in the minds and hearts of all his men’. It must be old as in contemporary terms that statement would certainly be gender inclusive. However, the statement holds true.  Authoritative leadership doesn’t need to concern itself with engaging […]

Leading and Living Through Transitions: Three Instructional Paradoxes

Posted on: March 4th, 2016 by Keith Coats No Comments

“Write something that connects to FutureFit” was the unambiguous instruction from our eZine Editor and if there is one thing I have learnt in writing it is that you listen to what your editor says. So, there was little room to manoeuvre as I considered exactly what thread to tug on to produce something that […]

Future-Fit leadership: Getting rid of the rubbish

Posted on: January 27th, 2016 by Keith Coats No Comments

Strategy has often been confused with efficiency. If your ‘strategy’ is to be ‘efficient’ you have the wrong strategy. Efficiency is today nothing more than an organisational hygiene factor; when it comes to securing a competitive advantage, efficiency is necessary but not sufficient. More is needed. Jules Goddard of London Business School suggests that strategy […]

Six Things you need to know about Leadership Development

Posted on: January 16th, 2015 by Keith Coats No Comments

As TomorrowToday we have the privilege to both design and participate in Leadership Development Programmes (LDPs) throughout the world. We work internationally with some of fineness business schools and blue-chip multi-nationals in this arena. We have seen a great deal: some of it excellent, a lot of it very poor. It is an area of […]