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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…

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Leadership Excellence = Getting Past Good Enough

An impossibly large number of people think they are above average drivers. Most students assess themselves as better than average and a study of college professors found that ninety percent of them thought they were above average teachers. No doubt, most leaders would assess themselves as above average too. These…

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Chicken-liken vs. the little engine that could
Chicken-Liken vs The Little Engine That Could

by lynkalogirou   It is not that often that I take inspiration from Children’s literature but as I was recently reminded, ‘if you want new ideas, read old books[1].’ The story of Chicken Liken comes from a very old book and certainly pre-dates any attempts to record it in print. It…

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Why We’re Probably Predestined To Awful Leadership Forever

Principle | ˈprɪnsɪp(ə)l | noun. A fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behaviour or for a chain of reasoning. Leadership performance in any domain; business, politics, education, religion or the military seems over time to be firmly stuck. Leadership has not got better and in many cases a cogent case could…

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For Leaders Seeking Resilience, Agility & Innovation – Context is King

Agility, resilience and innovation are some of the key organizational characteristics that any astute business leader will be seeking to nurture in the current environment. But most organizations are congenitally incapable of incubating, growing and leveraging these skills to their advantage. Resilience is not the dogged ability to persist or…

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3 – Thoughts For The End Of The Year

I think like many of you I will be glad to get to the end of 2020, it’s been a tough year for many reasons. I’m  conscious of the many lessons there have been and the need to reflect and distil these but for now, 3 very quick thoughts:  …

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What Does The Team Need From Me?

Good leaders are constantly adjusting their approach according to the situation. If you’re familiar with John Boyd’s OODA loop model, originally inspired by an analysis of air to air combat, Observe and Orientate, are the first 2-stages in the cycle.  They are all about creating good situational awareness. In an…

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