I had the privilige and honour of having a few drinks with 2 leadership gurus of our time – Allen Pathmarajah And George Kohlrieser.
Georges keynote at The world business forum in Sydney was inspiring (allen speaks Tuesday 3 June on how executives can become inspired leaders )
these were some of the takeouts,
1. Provide a safe base – a leader needs to create a safe base to enable people to take risks , change and grow – trust is key to drive change
You cannot expect a team that is full of fear and who are not allowed to fail – to be creative, to innovate and to dare.
2- conflict is not a bad thing – it’s a difference of opinion – it’s how you handle that conflict and the power of language that will make a leader great
3 you cannot fail if you don’t give up! You can achieve anything
4. create bonds and build relationships
5. balance your life and enjoy the ride