Sorry to those I keep annoying by issuing quotations that resonate with me, but as its Nelson Mandela's birthday today I just have to put out another couple of quotes relating to courage & fear, from him. "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." and... "As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." HAPPY BIRTHDAY NELSON,
Apologies upfront to some people who might fear death by quotes on Linked In, however there is an interesting & real backstory, so read on … Another saying, for Nelson Mandela fans, which really resonates with me: “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” I lived in South Africa through the tail-end of apartheid & personally saw many atrocities there in the name of “freedom fighting”. I very narrowly missed being killed by a b
Business Owners - are you taking advantage of new economic opportunities? Are you also maximising financial opportunities already within your organisation? The current world economic crisis requires strong financial focus, increased agility and a broader capacity to manage increasingly complex demands. The biggest challenge is whether leaders can rise to these challenges & have the skills and experience to not just survive, but grow robust & financially stable organisations
The post below went viral, which slightly mystified us, so we thought we’d offer our own #SalientPoint. Having a transparent process for promotion should be part of any best practice governance system, not something that causes LI to explode. How can any organisation govern a workforce if that workforce aren’t openly communicated to & understand the systems & processes governing them? This is particularly so when relating to policies & procedures that should be motivational a
I saw this comment on LI this morning: Talent is equally distributed, opportunity is not. I then saw the link below, which says it all.
Calling all pro-active, equalitists out there - please work to readdress this balance - society and the business world is missing out on a huge talent pool, let alone the diversity of thought that goes with it. https://lnkd.in/dCm8c-3 #Salientpoint #leadership #diversity
The latest news regarding the BBC & Princess Diana brought the question of ethics sharply into mind. A simple & clear code of ethics was created by Lord Nolan in 1995; The 7 Principles of Public Life listed below (& link). These were included in a range of Codes of Conduct across public life ie. they were standards of behaviour for public servants to adhere to but should equally apply to any organisation. It seems that whilst most people in public service do adhere to the p
The Board has been likened to an Orchestra. The conductor is the Chair, the lead violinist the CEO, the orchestra manager the Co. Sec, the music score the strategy and the rest of the players the other board members. The instruments represent the skills, experience and capabilities of the board. When the board/orchestra are out of tune with each other then there’s a hell of a noise (literally!) but when they are in harmony together it’s pure music and wonderfully satisfying