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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #25

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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‘Think Consensus is Good, Think Again!’

As an established leader, developing executive teams or organisations, and often when working in collaboration with other partners, a consensus is required to achieve set goals. The lubricant that makes the team, especially partnership actions successful is that consensus. However, … Continue reading

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Are you ready to step up to the challenge?

The recent decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union has sent shock waves reverberating around our society. In my opinion, people voiced their growing sense of distrust of politicians, their angst about too much focus on the … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #6

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife and soul-mate, 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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Bust these leadership myths in 2014!

In the autumn edition of Professional Manager, the Chartered Management Institute’s CEO, Ann Francke, passionately advocated that management is in desperate need of an overhaul! On this New Year’s Eve, with new opportunities and challenges beckoning, I add to her … Continue reading

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I will NOT let an exam result decide my fate!

This post is for those of you who’ve ever wondered about the place of youth work in the modern day! Pondered what its role is in a society where ‘achieving’ at school is the mantra … and where ‘qualifications’ are … Continue reading

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How clear is your vision?

I was reading a post in a much admired blog – Leadership Freak by Dan Rockwell – who, besides sharing his own wisdom, regularly interviews and relates compelling thoughts and comments from some of the current thought leaders in the … Continue reading

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Shrink to sustain and grow … not just to survive!

Over recent weeks I have helped a third sector organisation manage the consequences of a significant reduction in their funding support from their local authority. This will be a common experience across England for many in the voluntary and community sector at … Continue reading

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Managing your resilience!

Following on from my recent article about resilience, I would like to offer some thinking, distilled from a range of experiences over recent years, that might provide some notions as to how you can ‘manage’ your resilience. These are things, … Continue reading

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