Mark S Powell Leader Snacks

Future of Leadership

  The critical Highlights are: The future is moving quickly towards us. Whilst we are up for many surprises, some aspects of tomorrow are predictable We need to pay attention not just to the changing nature of markets and competitive disruptors, but also to the way work is done and what that means for nature…

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Team & Interdependency Team & Interdependency

High Performance: Part 1

In a past life, I was a rugby referee. I did this for around a decade rising high enough to officiate in International games. I had the pleasure of officiating in games featuring Emerging Wallabies; American Eagles, England, Scotland, the champion NZ All Blacks and the mighty British Lions. This experience gifted me with a…

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Strategy & Innovation Strategy & Innovation

1 Simple Step to turn around Execution

I recall working with an important leadership team 2 years ago as they grappled with the start of the digital transformation that has consumed them and many other businesses over the past few years. The global initiative was a new e-commerce platform to boost the sales, aid the supply chain and accelerate the payment process.…

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Build Strong Teams Team & Interdependency

How Great Leaders build Strong Teams?

I was recently asked: “What are the qualities of the best team leaders I have worked with?” It was a question that led me to this article. It also made me reflect on my experience in coaching and facilitating teams. Having been around business teams across different cultures, different industries and organizations for over 30…

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Mark S Powell Leader Snacks

Power of Purposing

    Key Points: Comparison between functional teams, P& L teams, and project teams. Create a bigger purpose. Something beyond numbers and yet inclusive of numbers, to engage the team at an intrinsic motivation level ( personally invested) Try this simple equation: Purpose = distinctive action (what can only this team do) + distinguishing value…

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Expat Coaching Team & Interdependency

The Culture Challenge

The cultural distance experienced by many expats in the regional hubs of Asia Pacific is much larger than anticipated. This creates some unexpected points of tension that limit performance and effectiveness across their tenure. This can be significantly reduced through integrated third level cultural coaching programs. 1 st level – What to do – Cultural…

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Change & Agility

Can We Really Change?

Lets be really honest – a fundamental shift in behavior is still quite rare. There seems a naive perspective that changing behavior can happen through an instruction, or an insight, or a 1 day training course.  And not surprisingly, this perspective often come from people who don’t change themselves but expect others to change. And…

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Change & Agility

Adversity & Change

In a recent conversation with a leading psychologist she commented that she had met a number of people that had demonstrated a real serenity. A genuine inner calm. They all had very different cultures and backgrounds, but they did have one thing in common – they had experienced a significant hardship in their life. Some…

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