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Building The Dream Team

WikiImages   Dream teams are often a fantasy collection of all the talents with the…

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Lessons From The (Splendid) Spectacle of Army Officers Wasting Their Time

Sovereign’s Parade by Anthony Shallow   The Sovereign’s parade marks the culmination of the year-long commissioning course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. It’s an entertaining spectacle, a monument to many hours of dedicated training and effort, but also a tremendous folly and a glittering example of misplaced precision. Foot…

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A Genius Innovation for the CEO’s playbook from the German Military

In the early 19th century the Prussian military developed an innovation so sophisticated that it gave them and the German Military an advantage that lasted at least 150 years. It’s an innovation that’s just as relevant today and not just to the military because it contains within it many of the…

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Am I a Dickhead?

The title may be humorous but the point is to reflect on some questions that might improve leadership. Even if hopefully none of these symptoms applies there is still a challenge to reflect on why there is so much poor leadership around and how we stop these behaviours taking root…

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10 Rules for Outstanding Team Players

African Wild dogs hunt in packs and rely for their survival and success on team work and collaboration. They adopt different hunting strategies depending on the prey and typically have a success rate of between 60 & 90 per cent – higher than any similar sized predators. Lions and hyenas…

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Nightclub rules

In or Out by Hendrik Wieduwilt (CCCP Bar Berlin Mitte) A common complaint of senior executives is that they don’t have enough time. Particularly they don’t have enough time to focus on thinking strategically. There seems always to be a deluge of things that are important – often defined by…

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The 1 Great Secret of High Performance Teams

Most teams are weak because they have a deficit of trust and inadequate relationships between team members. Almost every problem or performance issue will relate at root to the deficiency of these two qualities. The single most critical habit that strong teams have mastered is the habit of honest timely…

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