One (personality) size doesn’t fit all

Many believe that to be an effective leader you need specific personality traits. For example, extraversion has consistently been associated with effective leadership, which is understandable since extraverts are more sociable and more assertive. Yet this doesn’t explain the effectiveness of leaders such as Barack Obama, who has been labelled as an introvert. Recent research [...]

By | 2017-06-10T10:58:13+00:00 May 9th, 2017|

The essentials of leadership

by David Pendleton ( Edgecumbe Consulting – Founder & Associate ) The subject of leadership has spawned so many different views that it is hard for most leaders to know where to turn for clear, practical guidance on the subject. Ideas seem to come and go, reflecting the dominant themes in wider society. The prevailing [...]

By | 2017-05-09T19:49:48+00:00 March 7th, 2017|

The “happily unhappy” leader

In working with leaders in “real life” business, it is very often marked by levels of “unhappiness”, anguish and in many cases total despair in the leaders moving their businesses into new space. This might have been pure survival due to cash flow challenges or decisions on future direction and growth obstacles. One can ration [...]

By | 2017-05-09T19:43:20+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|