Personal freedom

According to E. P. Papanoutsos, a citizen is essentially a free individual; and a free individual is one who claims freedom in every single moment in life. Personal freedom is only achieved through intense inner struggle. Heroism and courage lie in the inner self, and...

Visionary skills

A visionary individual is able to look at the community and see both how it is and how it should be. This is probably the most frequently overlooked part of being a leader. Before developing a new vision for your community you need to be realistic about its current...

Ability to learn

By sharing knowledge and experience, organisations keep their skills set and competences up to date. Through a regular review process, they keep learning from their successes and failures. They value learning both for the common good of the organisation and in a...

Leadership and the financial crisis of 2008

The financial crisis of 2008 has accelerated the pace of change to such an extent that people often find themselves very differently from month to month.  Today’s leaders must be able to shape the future by means of a solid vision, as well as make strategic choices...