Your regular guide to do-it-yourself leadership

The Sunwords Periodical

It’s one thing to contemplate leadership; it’s quite another to actually DO it. Our new monthly newsletter, The Sunwords Periodical, is your regular do-it-yourself guide. Every month, we give you:

LEADERSHIP DIY: practical tips to try out
DISRUPTION WATCH: a look at what’s bubbling on the tech front
WHAT I’M READING: thoughts from the best books
POPCORN TIME: a throwback to the best of our video library
THE BIGGER DEAL BOOK: an excerpt from Sunny’s new release

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Issue 17 - December 2019

An end-year reflection: what exactly is LEADERSHIP? PLUS: Netflix at the cinema? Say what? VIDEO: how do you treat your visitors? With hospitality, or disregard and disdain?

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Issue 16 - November 2019

Arrogance is the end of many a leader. The best ones keep it HUMBLE. Here's why. PLUS: some tech with your burger? VIDEO: A chat with someone who sells stories...

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Issue 15 - October 2019

Are you trying to make your team INNOVATE? Here's a leadership home truth for you. PLUS: the global payments revolution stalls - or does it? VIDEO: where do you hang your values?

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Issue 14 - September 2019

Does the team you lead feel SAFE? Really? This is the first requirement for team performance...PLUS why incompetent men are not the future of leadership. VIDEO: women are stepping up.

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Issue 13 - August 2019

Does your organisation have FUN at work? Here's why it should...PLUS are gyms about to get disrupted? BOOK: Facebook gets skewered by a former fan. VIDEO: 2 tests for your business.

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Issue 12 - July 2019

A simple leadership lesson: let someone else do it. PLUS: global car-maker alliances - wassup with that? BOOK: how BS is your job? VIDEO: how to bounce back when life knocks you down.

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Issue 11 - June 2019

Don't do blame-games, do lessons learned. A tip for your leadership. PLUS: cloud kitchens are coming; don't be the jerk who's always late; and a novel with lessons about employees.

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Issue 10 - May 2019

The simple thing for which your team will always admire you. PLUS: chatbots arrive in Kenya; lessons from the trenches of media disruption; and 3 words that winners use, and mean...

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Issue 9 - April 2019

Who's on your team - replaceable clones, or rich talents? A lesson in understanding individuality and diversity. PLUS: how to get down to where the action is, and study your users.

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Issue 8 - March 2019

A good leader never forgets it is humans we lead - and never forgets the little things that matter to all humans. A tip for your life. PLUS: AI hits HR, counters bias in recruitment.

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Issue 7 - February 2019

Do you one thing that good leaders do really well? They FOCUS. On the things that really matter, and that only they can do. Here's how. PLUS: A humble leader has some lessons for you.

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Issue 6 - January 2019

So you're a leader and you've got your squad of homies, yes? Your inner circle, your trusted clique? Disband it now. It causes more problems than you realise... PLUS: Peak smartphone.