Under pressure

Under pressure

Imagine the situation. One of your team is under enormous pressure to deliver. You are upset and stressed and disappointed about the entire situation but what to do?  Great leaders know that applying more pressure is not only a waste of time but also very counter-productive. They are also able to put their own feelings aside because logically they understand that their problem is not about what they feel but about how to de-stress the situation in order to deliver a satisfactory solution.

And yet, for me, putting my own feelings aside is one area which at times I struggle with. Especially when working remotely. Sometimes I wish I had more patience, a higher level of empathy and more tact. Like many others, I tend to let my own feelings show at the very time when I shouldn’t.

The ability to not say what is on one’s mind, except when it is beneficial to do so, is something that many of us struggle with. Every parent knows this phenomenon, especially when it comes to topics like motivating their children to eat new food or managing homework routines.

Somewhere out there, there is the perfect leader but I can imagine that there are not many of them. However, after seeing a video on Facebook last night about what the latest robots can do, I am beginning to think that one day we may even be managed by them. To some extent, perhaps we already are?

Check out this short video from CNBC about Sophia, the Hanson robot girl.

 Have a good week,



2016-11-17T08:23:35+00:000 Comments

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Harley is a dynamic 'we can do this' kind of person with a successful track record of working for a wide variety of companies in all kinds of sectors. From very small family run businesses right through to giant multi-nationals. Over the last thirty five years Harley has built a reputation for inspiring those around him to rout out and tackle the core problems facing their organizations. Armed with a wide range of pragmatic tools that he has developed over the years, Harley is able to help his clients bring about long-term, sustainable solutions, while having fun at the same time. Harley is a motivational 'people person' who is nonetheless tough on efficiency and delivery. Apart from being well known for his highly entertaining and motivational speeches, Harley is also a blogger and author of four books; 'The Change Manager's Handbook', 'Transition', 'Inspirational Leadership’ and ‘Making a Difference’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvaATmb9_zg

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