Monthly Archives: February 2016

It’s the #1 cause of failure in organisations

Managing and leading badly. Why? We are ‘accidental managers.’ Ann Francke, Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Management Institute [CMI], coined this term to describe generalised ineffectiveness. Her view is we learn by general modelling of others, often not the … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #3

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife and soulmate, retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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How empowering is your organisation?

What does the word ‘traditional’ conjure up in your mind? Perhaps it channels your thinking to descriptive words – historic, old-fashioned, conventional, regular, standard, normal, or even established. Maybe those words portray solidity, trust and reliability. It may even suggest … Continue reading

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Six Skills Needed to Work in Complex Organisations

We live in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. The response from many businesses, public, private or non-profit, often mirrors this. Contemporary organisational designs are complex by nature.  They are often multi-layered, and people work on those layers on … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lesson from the Freedom Trail – #2

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife and soulmate, retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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7 Steps To Empowering Incrementally

Empowering your workforce always happens  in increments! Why? Because layers of traditional management practice take effort to destroy! I know, based on years of experience, that it takes vision, challenge to outdated values, closer alignment with new values, and open … Continue reading

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“12 Characteristics of a Transformational Leader”

Moving towards an empowering environment for your team requires leading in a different way. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. – Franklin RooseveltClick To Tweet Becoming a ‘transformational leader’ responds well to changing times and needs. … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail ~ #1

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife and soulmate, retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

John Perkins was Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm where he advised the World Bank, United Nations, the IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Since then, … Continue reading

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Winners ~ CMI Book of the Year Awards

At last night’s Award ceremony the following category winners were: Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Frugal innovation: how to do more with less by Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu Published by Profile (Economist Books)  Management Futures: Big data: using SMART big data, … Continue reading

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