insium's newsletter on leadership: January, 2017

Written by Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:00
Published in Newsletter

Leading with Courage in a VUCA World

 

Sustaining organisational performance in an environment that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) (Bennett & Lemoine, 2014) is challenging and falls to the leadership within an organisation.  This environment has contributed to corporate scandals including that of Enron in 2001 and Lehman Brothers in 2008.  Might the collapse of both of these organisations have been averted by a strong expression of courage by senior and executive employees?  Might courage – defined as "an intentional constructive or moral action taken by an individual in the presence of perceived personal risk, fear and uncertainty of outcome (personal or organisational) in order to resolve or avert an organisational dilemma" – avert further global collapses?

Personal Brand & Strengths

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 00:00
Published in Blog

How can others find out about what you do and how you do it?  How do people know about your competencies, your beliefs and your values?  Just like the products you buy in stores or online, you have a "brand" that gives others an idea of what you're about.

In an excerpt from her presentation at the veski "Inspiring Women" workshop, watch insium Director & Founder Dina Pozzo share some important insights into how you can develop and build your own personal brand.  Click the "Read More" button to view. 

 

 

Not My President

Sunday, 13 November 2016 00:00
Published in Blog

#notmypresident – a hashtag that is trending at the moment.  No doubt you’ll have seen or heard news about the many protests in the USA, in response to Donald Trump becoming President-Elect.

Regardless of your opinion regarding the outcome, as a leader, how would you lead in this situation?  How would you support an unpopular outcome?  How would you maintain energy and positive mood for yourself and your associates?  

You may have seen footage of Hilary Clinton’s concession speech and/or President Barack Obama’s response to the outcome.  What would your advice be to those who do not support the result?  To those who do?  How would you call upon everyone to remain united?  What connections would you make with others?  Encourage others to make?