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What Do We Remember?

‘…a war begun for no purpose, carried on with a strange mixture of rashness and…

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Are You Listening Or Just Letting Me Speak?

‘The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place’ George Bernard Shaw We know that good communication depends in good measure on listening but we mostly spend too little time thinking about what that really means. Listening is usually passive, in the sense that it…

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When to Press & When to Rest?

I’ve been thinking a lot about growth and repair recently. Partly as I recently fell out of a tree and broke my wrist and am now at the start of the rehab and partly as I am talking to a number of teams and organisations whose primary feeling is exhaustion.…

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Do You Have The Self-Discipline To Win?

There is an implicit narrative about self-discipline in pretty much everything I’ve written about in these posts.  With the turn of the year and with at least a couple of lbs of spare Christmas pudding hanging around my midriff, now seems a good time to be thinking about discipline and…

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4 Ways to Build Leadership Resilience

Resilience is often described as a key characteristic of a tenacious and successful leader. The ability to lead despite obstacles is difficult but can make or break the success of a relationship, a project, or a company. But what defines a resilient leader? Mental toughness? Willpower and grit? Endurance? Resilience…

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4 Leadership Lessons I’ve Learned From My Kids

I have the great good fortune to be a parent and to have the experience of trying to raise two small boys. Every day brings its challenges and excitement – long days and short years, as one exhausted friend commented. Along the way I’ve probably learnt almost as much about…

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Ways to think & act outside the box

LOTS OF BUSINESSES THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX; NOT ONE IN A THOUSAND ACTS OUTSIDE THE BOX. Here’s the question – how do we get out of here? Imprisoned by our own assumptions and experience; thinking and acting differently is no mean feat. When it comes to critical, innovative or disruptive…

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