Learning to lead 60 years in 60 minutes

60 years of corporate experience in sixty minutes

While my memory is still reasonably reliable, I have had the fun and fascination of looking back over a 60 year career in corporates, since I started as an Official Learner on a Gold Mine in 1956

Subsequent to that I have enjoyed being an aspirant lawyer, a night shift brewer who became a Main Board Director of S.A.B, a consultant, a professional director of a variety of companies, as Chairman of Wooltru, a shopkeeper and then, most of all, a teacher. First of the wisdom of Steven Covey ‘s 7 Habits, and later of Human energy, the crucial ingredient of all human outcomes.

The theme I chose was “planning” ..the process that we all do all day, but which the corporate world still does once or at most, twice a year at an expensive off-site hideaway. I tracked the planning process that we used and its key components over 6 decades and extracted the learning from my own successes and I admit quite a few failures. What worked and what didn’t?

The key wisdom distilled quite easily into an hour of light-hearted sharing… but with it, a serious assessment of what needs to change if a business wants to thrive rather than die, in this new Quantum World that Technology is revealing at near to breakneck speed. What do we need to do differently?

I get energy from engaging with business leaders and managers who are battling to think of how to plan an exciting, or at least a safe road through the rapidly growing Risks that threaten them, and finding the Opportunities that could rescue, even perhaps, enhance their Returns.

And then how to ensure willing and high energy followers to implement, innovate and Improve, in teams that truly trust one another and Think Together.

Would you give me an hour of your Top Team’s time?

Colin Hall  colinh@ltl.co.za. 082.568.7887 anytime