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Women Special Forces & The Case For Diversity

A crisis can generate a focus on what really matters. We set aside petty and…

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The Red Queen’s Dilemma – Running Fast Going Nowhere

In a typically surreal moment in the story of ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’, Alice finds herself with the Red Queen running as fast as she can simply to remain in the same spot. The Red Queen tells Alice, ‘Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can…

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Do You Have A Wizard Of Oz Problem?

In the Wizard of Oz, the heroine, Dorothy, finds herself on a quest with three companions; a scarecrow in need of a brain, a tin man with no heart and a lion without courage. In our troubled times, as businesses seek to navigate the uncertainty of the immediate future and…

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S**t, Average or Outstanding Team?

‘It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.’ – John Wooden   A great number of teams are basically shit. Most are average and a few realize their potential and become great. In a shit team most of the fundamentals are wrong. In an average team some…

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What’s Wrong With My Team?

I’ve worked with a lot of teams in the military, in sport and in business.  In almost every case where the team does not work well or is somehow less than the sum of its parts the root causes are to do with the quality of relationships that team members…

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TEAMS, The Absence of Bad Does Not Mean The Presence Of Good.

A man walks into an appointment with his Doctor for a routine check up. ‘Do you feel unwell she asks, do you have any symptoms’? ‘No, I feel fine,’ the man replies and moments later finds himself back on the street.   No Symptoms to record so the man must…

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Building The Dream Team

WikiImages   Dream teams are often a fantasy collection of all the talents with the assumption that individual talents will lead to team success. But individual talent is actually a poor predictor for team success. Teams with the most individually gifted members often end up less, or only equal to…

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