This past festive season, I had the privilege of spending some time in the Drakensberg Mountains. The majestic peaks seem to absorb the fast-paced nature of everyday life.
On the 5th November, I had the enormous privilege of running the New York marathon together with my husband, David. I must confess upfront, that I definitely do not regard myself as a runner. What captivates me is the idea of participating in a big global race in a city as exciting as NYC and this provides the motivation required to put the training in!
Peter Drucker coined the term ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’, suggesting that brilliant execution is more important than a brilliant strategy. In the same way, I believe that good culture has, at its core, healthy communication.
We most certainly have a heightened awareness that old school leadership negatively impacts on our culture, chases away our talent and overall limits the potential of our organisations.
We approach colleagues with our requests, suppliers with our briefs, managers with our answers, friends with our stories, spouses with our needs and plans and even tellers with our shopping baskets.
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