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Holding to Account Sounds Awfully Hostile.

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Sep 2018

Holding to Account Sounds Awfully Hostile.

To hold to account. Dictionary definitions: ‘To require a person to explain or to accept responsibility for his or her actions; to blame or punish someone for what has occurred’. ‘To consider someone to be liable or responsible for something. In other words, they will have to answer (e.g. to a...

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Team Needs Vulnerable – Apply Within.

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Jul 2018

Team Needs Vulnerable – Apply Within.

However much we are committed to being self reliant, self starting, resilient, self generating and personally accountable for as much of our life direction as possible, we are still  intensely vulnerable creatures, wholly at the mercy of the kindness of others for our ultimate happiness and success. We all need...

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Jun 2018

The Strongest Teams Are Packed With Humans.

A key fact about human beings: we forget important things. At the humblest level,  we have a tendency to overlook and forget the fact that first and foremost, who we are is proportional to the roles we play. In order: We are human. We are someones child, a brother or...

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“The Truth Should Have Nothing to Fear From the Light.”

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May 2018

“The Truth Should Have Nothing to Fear From the Light.”

(Quote From: A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger) Rationally, we have nothing to fear from, and everything to hope for from the truth. Except humans aren’t that rationale. We wrestle with wanting to tell the truth and the fear of what that might create. The longer we wrestle, the...

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The Problem is Rarely THE Problem.

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May 2018

The Problem is Rarely THE Problem.

Mannnnny Moons ago my Coach advised me that: ‘The problem the client brings to the call is never the real problem”. She has proved to be endlessly right. What to do. Start from a position of enquiry and curiosity that the person has not fully dug down to the source...

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Don’t Yield to The ‘Personality Clash’ Get Out Clause.

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Apr 2018

Don’t Yield to The ‘Personality Clash’ Get Out Clause.

“These two are having a personality clash, what shall we do? You my friend, manager extraordinaire, don’t do anything. The inference in the question above is that we intervene like a parent, pull the scrapping kids apart and walk away… until the next scrap. (Dealing with effect here, not tackling...

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Trust – Leaping Into The Unknown.

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Apr 2018

Trust – Leaping Into The Unknown.

If Trust is so important a foundation of productive relationships how come we  often are ‘waiting’ for the ‘other’ to give it out before we pass it back? With Trust and Teams, we can either be an active participant in building its currency – or be a passive bystander hoping...

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You Are Uncomfortable? Good. A Question of Empathy for the Men.

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Mar 2018

You Are Uncomfortable? Good. A Question of Empathy for the Men.

Either in casual conversations, or, the more formal type of which I get paid, I hear men talking of their discomfort and confusion around women in the workplace. I empathise. I occasionally have those feelings too. The discomfort stems from being not sure what to say or do around women;...

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Non Tangible Work – The Higher You Go the More Valuable it Becomes.

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Mar 2018

Non Tangible Work – The Higher You Go the More Valuable it Becomes.

Folks in transition to a more senior role can wrestle with equating their ‘strategic efforts’ as ‘real work’. That’s a self-created problem resulting in disappointment, loss of confidence and the retreat back to the comfort zone of the tactical busy busyness. Evidence of progress and the result of effort is...

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Care-Less 2 Care-More

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Feb 2018

Care-Less 2 Care-More

A worthy enquiry. Does your personal performance and satisfaction increase when you stop caring so much? The evidence suggests (IMO after 20 years of listening to people making their way) is that when we care less about what others think of us, we start to make better decisions for us...

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