November 27th, 2008
Category: Inspiration and Motivation
I have had some pretty interesting meeting’s in and around central London over the last week and I have met with a variety of people from a wide range of industries. The meetings have been in relation to potential speaking engagements for the end of this year and the beginning of the new year.
I have found it extremely positive to see that at a time of a “economic crisis” that senior manages still see the need and importance to engage and motivate staff on all levels. When many would expect to see heads buried in the sand, the very opposite seems to be happening with people stepping up to the plate and having the courage to lead in a time of adversity.
The analogies with this type of leadership and adventure are clear and obvious and I have cast my mind back to some of the leaders of my early expeditions. It was their strength and guidance in time’s of crisis and pressure which inevitably saw our teams succeed.
It’s this rising to the challenge and never say die attitude which has a positive flow on effect to all those around thus creating much needed drive.
I look forward to being part of this process.