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How Often Do You Ask For Feedback?

Over the weekend, I went to a meal out celebrating the 60th birthday of one of my wife’s ex-colleagues. During the evening, he spoke to me privately about the impact my wife had on his life over the 15+ years … Continue reading

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Are you modelling ‘hamster-wheel’ leadership or management?

Some leaders seem natural. They appear to have that knack of engaging their people in any given situation. However, they are also few and far between. For most everyone else, getting good or better takes time and practice, preferably with … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #4

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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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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Who comes first – you, your team or your organisation?

Over the weekend I was reading through a 2013 research report from the CIPD that identified that lack of support to managers led to leadership problems and a crisis in organizational culture – a situation that I believe still remains. … Continue reading

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