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EGO and Pride Squash Productivity

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Jan 2018

EGO and Pride Squash Productivity

When we can’t tell the client we don’t quite get what they want, so we plough on half cocked – they might think we are dumb? When we can’t ask the team for help as they’ll think we are a weak link. When we can’t mention someones great work, in...

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The Not So Alone Ranger…

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Nov 2017

The Not So Alone Ranger…

The Lone Ranger was never alone for goodness sake, he had Tonto as his trusted sidekick and of course his horse, Silver, who was as a trusty a companion as a person could hope for. In fact, Tonto, made his initial appearance in the 11th episode of the radio show. Fran...

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Disruption Is A Function Of Being.

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Nov 2017

Disruption Is A Function Of Being.

Have you too noticed a variety of industry figures who’ve been making a rallying call for ‘Disruptor’s’ in the supply chain (Network Rail, Mark Farmer et al). At first glance it looks like ‘disruption’ is a thing or a special type of person. For clarity – its neither thankfully. I...

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Judgement Day

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Sep 2017

Judgement Day

It seems most everyday is judgement day. But not the celestial celebrity version. More of a quiet, behind the scenes, draining the living daylights out of the Team Trust commodity. In the particular Team I’m referencing for illustration, there was a consensus that one of the commercial players was an...

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The Two Reasons Relationships Stumble.

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Jun 2017

The Two Reasons Relationships Stumble.

At the heart of it there are two reasons why relationships, why collaborations fail: We don’t know or understand ourselves. We don’t know or understand other people. We don’t understand or know ourselves. From the inside out, we probably think we are pretty low maintenance, easy to get on with,...

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leadership : on goldfish in front of group, isolated on a white background

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May 2017

You Are Not One of the Lads. It’s Over.

Oh the painful irony. The promotion ladder has been climbed and we’ve made it to ‘Leadership’. Damn. I’m here, and now my buddies, the folks I grew with… are over there. I still, deep down, want to be ‘one of the lads’ (sometimes lasses but mainly its the lads). It...

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Empathy is More Than A Two Day Seminar.

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May 2017

Empathy is More Than A Two Day Seminar.

The Empathy Course literature promises so much; nail these two definitions and you’ll qualify for the empathy badge: Empathy is simply recognising emotions in others, and being able to “put yourself in another person’s shoes” – understanding the other person’s perspective and reality. To be empathetic, you have to think...

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Wisdom Shows Up As Self Control

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Mar 2017

Wisdom Shows Up As Self Control

Where does wisdom come from? Often it arises from the space where we have exercised self control. “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lie’s our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” Victor Frankl Between stimulus and...

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Our Doubts Are Traitors.

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Mar 2017

Our Doubts Are Traitors.

It is not only the hostility of others that may prevent us from questioning the status quo. Our doubt can be fuelled by an internal sense that group opinions must have a sound basis, even when we are not sure what this basis may be, often because they have been...

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Problem Addiction.

19

Jan 2017

Problem Addiction.

“What is the Managers job? It is to direct the resources and efforts of the business towards opportunities for economically significant results. This sounds trite – and it is.  But every analysis of  actual allocation of resources and efforts in business that I have ever seen or heard showed clearly...

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