This month the theme for a group of emerging Irish born leaders that I chair in Melbourne is leadership.
I saw some recent research that suggested that four out of five executives were dissatisfied with the the leadership in their organisation and I often hear that most people leave an organisation due to the performance of their immediate supervisor. There have been many books and articles written on the subject of leadership over the years and everyone I meet has an opinion on leadership. They also are quick to tell you about the terrible bosses that have worked for.
If its so important, why do we have so many who are not up to the task ?
Often I suspect that poor leadership is a result that many are promoted to a leadership position due to the fact that they are good at their current job. The article below is one worth reading to stimulate discussion as we need to keep having robust discussion on this topic particularly as our next generation of leaders are faced with a fast moving world where change is constant.
Is opening the family board or establishing an advisory panel to non-family members going to improve your performance? Yes – definitely! In any family enterprise, commercial, manufacturing or agribusiness, you should take the position that you are custodians for future generations. Good governance, policies and planning is about building wealth in the long term. READ THIS POST
In some family businesses I have meet over the years you come across the Golden Child. They have never had to want for anything and believe that have a right to take from the family business and not give back. I often wonder how this happens when the founders started with nothing and gave their all for little return. READ THIS POST
Stress in the workplace is the largest segment of work cover claims for employees. Who is looking after the business owners who are at their wit's end trying to cope with the daily issues in running a business? They are heading for major health problems READ THIS POST
How do the next generation and baby boomer founders work in harmony with each other when the next generation want to take control and Mum and Dad don't know how to or don't want to let go.? READ THIS POST