Category Archives: Blog

“Prof Mac’s Motivational Moments”

YOUR CHOICE! Yes, yours! Reality check: “the life we have is the life we chose.” Many people rail against that truism; they claim it is a falsity. Let’s explore it. Who controls what you think? Obviously (?) it is your spouse, your religious leader, your mail delivery person, your gardener! No? More seriously, it is […]

Continue Reading...

“Prof Mac’s Motivational Moments”

If your future is dependent on your level of motivation? This is for you. Purpose “possibilises” progress!  You may have heard the phrase, “without purpose people perish.” It’s true. Long before they perish this happens: without purpose people piddle away their time. Time is the only thing we have that cannot be replaced and is […]

Continue Reading...

No vision, no future

No vision, no future. With yet another large company going down amid accusations of corruption, mismanagement and incompetence, we will, yet again, ask why.  And yes, again,  the same answers will be provided, and yes, again they will be meet with universal agreement, and yes, the day after tomorrow business as usual will be resumed. […]

Continue Reading...

The 10 Commandments of Change – Make Your Changes WORK!

The 10 Commandments of Change, what are they, why do they matter to you? Here’s why: almost all change attempts fail, and fail expensively. You will have seen it over and over again in your career. A series of big announcements are made at corporate HQ, trumpets blare; a brave new world is about to […]

Continue Reading...

Creativity and Innovation

Creativity and Innovation are much talked about, and much talked about, and much talked about… and little acted upon.   You already know that almost all companies fail from lack of creativity and innovation. Yes, the official records will show that the company encountered “financial difficulties”. Financial difficulties are almost always the symptom that is mistaken […]

Continue Reading...

The Psychology of Start Up Success

The Psychology of Start Up Success is a subject massively neglected by most would be entrepreneurs. Of all the factors that predict start up success such as: understanding the market, understanding customers, understanding how to market cost effectively to that specific market, cash flow management… the one that, it seems to me, most would be […]

Continue Reading...

Leadership Coaching

FAQs about Leadership Coaching Over the years I have been asked many questions about leadership coaching. This article seeks to provide answers to FAQs about Leadership Coaching. What is leadership coaching? Leadership coaching is the process of developing a leader’s skills of leadership using coaching as the developmental tool. What is coaching leadership? The process […]

Continue Reading...

Executive coaching in performance psychology

Executive coaching in performance psychology In 30 years of coaching, I have found that rarely does leadership development take place without it involving at least some executive coaching in performance psychology.   Most executives have reached their current positions because they were first skilled at leading themselves. Then worked to acquire competence in leading others, […]

Continue Reading...

Organisational design, causes of failure

Organisational design, causes of failure Politics In an organisation where the leaders have allowed politics to trump everything else (usually because they came to occupy their positions through politics rather than commercial nouse), politics eventually strangles the organisation. It may take many years, but it always eventually happens when politics is allowed to dominate. Some […]

Continue Reading...

Harness the power of culture

Harness the power of culture What are the payoffs for those who harness the power of culture? What happens if a leader does not take a positive approach to harness the power of culture? Drucker famously said: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Brilliant as he was, and I am a huge fan, more so since […]

Continue Reading...