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Why 'Presencing' is the key to executive success in our rapidly changing world and how to give yourself the time to engage...

Speaking with thousands of executives about what they are doing to ensure success in their careers and businesses it never ceases to amaze me how few give themselves the time to engage in 'Presencing' in order to overcome challenges and develop new and innovative solutions to improve their business and lifestyle. 

Otto Scharmer's U Theory which focuses on the importance of presencing is not a new process. However, what Otto has to say is ringing more and more true every day as our world continues down a path of dramatic change where we leave our familiar worlds of the past behind. 

I strongly urge you to read this Total Executive managers choice article and view the short video here: 
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Leadership Exhaustion - Sonia McDonald

Determination and perseverance are two critical leadership skills that every great leader must possess. But sometimes, no matter how much willpower and drive you may have, there are times when even the most dedicated leader will be tempted to just give in and give up. Unless you learn how to cope with the stress that comes along with the constant change and unending demands that all leaders must deal with on a daily basis, leadership fatigue, and eventual failure, is a genuine threat.

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Are you following the US Presidential race - Antoinette Braks

Antoinette Braks recently published this article from Sydney Finkelstein on the Total Executive LinkedIn Group

I, like many people, have been thinking a lot about the U.S. presidential campaign. Will we pick the right person? Do we ever pick the “best” person? And how can we know ahead of time whether we’ve got the right person to be our leader?

The puzzle is one that is faced not just in presidential politics, but by all companies — profit and non-profit alike — as well as volunteer organizations, NGO’s, hospitals, schools and governments. The person at the top can make all the difference in the world, for better or for worse.

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The growing pressure cooker at work leads to faster innovation in how we work ... Antoinette Braks

Antoinette Braks recently published this article from Sydney Morning Herald via the Total Executive LinkedIn Group
Our future is summarised by Antoinette in these points...
1. More work, more flexibility
2. Distributed workplaces need distributed leadership
3. More stress
4. More automation
5. Yearning for place
6. Baby boomers leaving, Gen Z entering
7. The gig economy - more freelancers
8. Anti-authenticity marketing
9. Expect to disrupt and innovate at work
10. Don't label me - personal fit

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Which leaders do you know who don't understand people? - Sonia McDonald

Sonia McDonald recently published this article on the Total Executive LinkedIn Group

Recently I was reading an article in the Australian Financial Review on Leadership for those at the Top. It truly resonated with me.

Why; just because you are at the top does not mean you are a leader or you are impervious to help.

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