leadership

2022 10 04 Reorientation drawn

It Takes a Team!

Since 2011, we, at Leadership Sculptor, have ramped up our business capacity for developing leaders in research and development to achieve better scientific breakthroughs. Throughout our journey, we’ve focused on providing the best possible service to our clients, resulting in a remarkable standard of customer satisfaction. We took the time over the Summer to reflect …

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Values&Attraction

Values and attraction

Many people are drawn to work for organisations whose espoused values they find attractive. They hope to be able to make a valued contribution. This attraction works well for people in leadership positions. Being clear on your values provides a powerful hiring filter, a decision-making support tool and basic motivation. A number of leaders I …

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Values

Recognising values

Are values recognisable? Fortunately, yes. One helpful resource on this is Ed Schein’s book “The Corporate Culture Survival Guide”. There’s a few simple things you can do to unearth an organisation’s (or your own) values. The first is to analyse common sayings and phrases within the organisation. One example is when new ideas are greeted …

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Mistakes 2

The Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make Developing their People, Part 2

Mistake #6 Micro-management beats trust Some leaders unintentionally take a leaf from Lenin’s playbook (“trust is good, control is better”) and control every single step their people take. While this strategy has its place in an early phase of development, it is counterproductive with good and experienced people. With them you need to agree the …

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Mistakes

The Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make Developing their People, Part 1

Apart from the leaders who seem to think that ability is genetic or in-born, all leaders I’ve met are interested in how to develop their people. They delight in seeing their people grow and they enjoy the benefits of higher productivity and the ability to tackle more challenging R&D problems. However, they’re unsure of I’ve …

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