The Fulcrum

Core insights for emerging leaders


Investing In Your Personal Development: Much In Little

Personal development:  Some say it’s one of the least understood living sciences. Having been a practitioner, researcher and facilitator of it for three decades, I conquer.  One of the key questions that concern this vital subject is: What does a person’s personal development lend itself to? Take as an example a cunning war-lord; one...
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Signs Of The Times: Why ‘Being Prepared’ Is Taking On New Meanings

The corporate world is driven by business. What is good for business is ‘in’; what is not good for business is ‘out’. But this way of thinking is now changing, caused by emerging new realities that create head-spinning arguments; that what was once ‘bad’ for business is fast becoming indispensable; what was ‘good’...
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Signs Of The Times: Being Prepared To Handle The Unpredictable

The two opposing realities and one vital leadership focus From human-caused ultra-stress to the capriciousness of nature; the world is being severely tested. The facts highlight a cold reality: On many fronts, our world is unprepared to be able to handle much of the expected and the unexpected from within the framework...
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The Power Of Human Imagination

Unless trained otherwise, the thinking processes use references sourced from what we already know. The challenge in facing the unknown is to be able to think in such a way so as to not impose irrelevant references on an event that may be originating from the unknown and the not experienced. Fetching...
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A Little Snippet For Leaders And Managers: Just In Case You Forgot…

Part One of Two Here is a question for you: When those whom you lead or those whom you are about  to lead or manage look you in the eye, what is the most important feeling that ought to be present in them before all else? Take a moment to think about your...
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Listening

In every human gathering, there are the many that wait for their turn to speak and the few who listen When is the last time that you really felt being listened to? When is the last time that someone else felt being listened to by you? Listening is quite a demanding...
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Thriving In Uncertainty By Being Your Own Person

We love and need certainty, don’t we? To know what to expect in returning home and walking through the front door. To know that the shelves in the super-market will continue to display an abundance of food. To know that drinkable water will flow through the tap. Much of our...
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Governing Mindsets: Always Go To What Works

Sometimes great things can be accomplished by making tiny changes and adjustments. One of those little changes concerns how we think and the mindsets that get born in us as a result of our way of life. The mind accommodates many different mindsets that become activated by the nature of activity...
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Short And Long-Wave Thinking

“You become what you think about” is an aphorism of an unknown origin and one of my favourite sayings. Whoever discovered it pin-pointed a profound truth about human possibility. In fact, coming across it many years ago stopped me in my tracks – it was such a powerful realisation. Consider...
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Alignment To Purpose: Do You Have One..?

The Inner Orchestra - How Many Different Tunes Is Your Life Dancing To? If you put a pizza in a freezer all that happens is the fixed, cool protective environment will keeps it fresh for a while. A freezer is designed in such a way that nothing else will happen to...
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Leadership Consciousness And Time

Consciousness is a defining trait of humanity. Leadership consciousness lives in the cutting edge of it and has a crucial task: Contribute to the evolution of human consciousness by making frequent excursions into the unchartered waters of the future; to go where no man has gone before – in small...
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The Two Stories: Your Inner and Outer Worlds

Of all the subjects that I have been researching over the years, I find the study of the unseen worlds to be, by far, the most fascinating, demanding and challenging. The term ‘unseen worlds’ is used to broadly relate to the worlds of energies and powers. So while the ‘seen worlds’...
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Tell a Story

Develop your story-telling arts to become a vastly more effective individual Imagine life without stories to tell. Yes, that’s true – we can’t. Story-telling lives at the heart of humanity. The ability to think and communicate in narratives reflects the quality of our consciousness and connection to what is happening in...
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The Right and Left Brains and The One Mind

The AI debate Will Artificial Intelligence and advanced robots one day rule humanity? Let’s introduce some spiritual sanity into this insane idea. While the brain-level, computation-based perspective that is making this prediction is understood, there is a whole other world that human beings are made to be able to deal with –...
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The Cradle Of Self-Leadership

The best way to approach the subject of self-leadership is through personal experience. Standing your ground Remember the last time you stood your ground? Where by your grit and unique blend of wit and intelligence, you managed to advance through a challenge that threatened to derail you from your path? And how...
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Transformational Leadership

The driver of transformational leadership is the ability to perceive reality and opportunity. As a first principle it is not about people but rather about a purpose and a mission. It is then all about the people, because it is the leaders and the people together that put form, life...
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Perception: A Leader’s Bridge To Reality

Language is a magical tool – imagine life without it. Speaking or just thinking certain words can have an awakening quality. One such word is ‘perception’. You can try it right now – think ‘perception’ and say it to yourself in your own mind a few times, in different ways....
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