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Viral Leadership by Jon Davidge

Viral Leadership by Jon Davidge

The concept of the ‘R’ number, or basic reproduction rate in epidemiology, has become widely known over the past few months. The alarming notion of exponential growth, an R of 2 or more, has also become clear to anyone interested in the characteristics and impact of viral spread. Getting the R number as far as possible below 1 has become a key priority for the governments and peoples of the world. When it comes to leadership, however, increasing the R number well beyond 1 is a terrific idea.

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Have You Learnt Anything From This Crisis?

Have You Learnt Anything From This Crisis?

What will change and what will stay the same? As we cautiously start thinking about a recovery phase of this crisis, what do you want to change? What lessons have you learnt out of this crisis? Or maybe more precisely, what lessons have you identified out of this crisis? Since there is usually a gulf between a lesson identified and a lesson learnt and though many manage to identify lessons those that actually execute and apply their learning are a far smaller group.

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Resilience & A Winner's Mind

Resilience & A Winner's Mind

In more normal times I work with leaders and teams helping them to have maximum impact and results. April 2020 in the midst of lockdown we are mid-storm and I am having to nurture and maintain my own resilience on a daily basis. Experience helps but resilience is not an innate condition. It’s both acquired and developed. Right now, like many people I’m speaking with it feels like I’m spending a lot of time bailing out the boat, trying to fix the sails whilst simultaneously not being sea-sick or falling overboard.

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Fitness, Recovery, Improvement. The Art Of Getting Better

Fitness, Recovery, Improvement. The Art Of Getting Better

In my late teens I was pretty obsessed with rock climbing, unfortunately I lived in Kent about as far from climbable rock as its possible to get – I climbed a lot of trees! None the less it has stuck with me as a passion. A couple of years ago I got back to it more seriously doing more and then training seriously. Not actually with any specific goal in mind other than to get better – a pursuit that now takes around 10-15 hours a week. The process as much as the result fascinates me and I’m struck by the parallels between a physical training process and the quest to get better at anything or to perform at your best consistently.

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