How to Find your Leader’s Heart

How to Find your Leader’s Heart

By Jon Foster-Pedley, dean of Henley Business School Africa There is no place for scare tactics when you are a leader—rather, you need to make contact with your deepest self, your ‘leader’s heart’, says Jon Foster-Pedley, dean of Henley Business School Africa....
Top Management Lack Direction

Top Management Lack Direction

Only a small proportion of businesses realise sustainable value. Andrew Kakabadse, Professor of Governance and Leadership at Henley Business School in the UK, says that 34% of organisations surveyed had their top team divided on their company’s mission, value and...
Make Reality Your Friend

Make Reality Your Friend

By Jon Foster-Pedley, dean of Henley Business School Africa Many are the pathologies of the human mind and one of the greatest of these is its capacity for self-deception, be it via blithe optimism, stark denial or sour cynicism.  Of these, optimism and denial are...

Lessons from Airline Captains

By Jon Foster-Pedley, dean of Henley Business School Africa The captain woke, opened his eyes and looked around with dawning horror to see that both the co-pilot and the flight engineer were crumpled, asleep in the seats, as the aircraft flew blithely on cross the...