After 6-8 months of price and energy wars, OPEC via the Saudi's seem to have won the battle for power. The battle had been subtle and there was definitely a collision with the US Shale production which has dramatically decreased in output as reported a few weeks ago.
What does this [...]
Weak leaders bring their organisations into constant disrepute. This is quite a bold statement and has no reflection on the intention of good willed leaders. Whilst intentions may be clean and of a good nature weakness can derail your organisations vision to the brink of plateau and collapse.
Below are five [...]
Middle East oil giant Saudi Aramco is currently in the midst of top table discussions with two banks about plunging into a $10 billion loan through a revolving credit facility. This facility would allow the company to take the funds required when needed and it is said the purpose for [...]
Leadership is many things and the subject is vast, yet one area that gets highlighted the most is faithfulness. The worst thing that can happen to your organisation is that your partners, colleagues and employees experience you as unfaithful. Below are five ways that unfaithfulness can take leadership into toxicity:
The US shale boom looks to have finally been exposed as short term gain as the production boom is now seeing cut backs due to the severe decrease in world crude prices. The drilling rigs have been reduced significantly since January, which means production will be down, which in turn [...]
Ownership of vision
Your team need to take ownership of the vision. If they are told they will be rewarded for the success of the vision they will take it be their own. Yet it doesn't always sink in, so as you drive forward do your best to take them with [...]
Give your leaders hope in everything you ask them to do. If they are working towards short term goals without a long term vision they will work on edge.
Give your leaders the right amount of fluids to survive the projects and vision. Every marathon runner requires water on their journey. [...]
As oil prices continue to fall the Gulf states will be left wondering how long they can sustain the pressure they are under to cut production and tap into reserve funds. Despite the brave or arrogant stance from them, especially Saudi Arabia, the biggest issues they face are the development [...]
Leadership is such a wonderful privilege to have, and a thankful attitude to whoever gave it is always required if long term success is on the agenda. Of course success can be measured in many ways, not just momentarily! Yet this success that leaders long for never becomes a true [...]
Vision in leadership brings individuals together into unity, with a focus on specific aims and objectives. Yet that very same leadership can become inward focused if the vision is absent or forgotten.
Inward focus has it's benefits but without vision it becomes extremely toxic. What do I mean by toxic? Well [...]