Confidence


The Two Reasons Relationships Stumble.

05

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

19

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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Our Doubts Are Traitors.

15

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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Is It Worth The Effort?

15

Sep 2016

Is It Worth The Effort?

Our capacity to deal with struggle and effort is a function of how much it’s worth to us to endure – not the level of crap we have to deal with. Consider. You are earning £50K working crazy hours, for a psychotic boss and have an endless stream of nonsense...

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Selfish Is Noble.

07

Jan 2016

Selfish Is Noble.

Being its January, a few of us might be considering that this is THE year we put ourselves first, you know, be a little selfish – versus the relentless drive to please all and sundry. However, a sticking point. Our decision to proceed may be tempered with the underlying belief...

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Always Never Not Do a Half Time Team Talk!

18

Sep 2015

Always Never Not Do a Half Time Team Talk!

At the risk of Rugby World Cup clichés… Lets say England are 12-0 up at half time. Stuart Lancaster will hold a half time team talk –  the principle intent to ensure that the current margin of victory is held and or built on. Lets say England are 0-12 down...

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13

Mar 2013

Just who is the smartest guy in the room?

Just who is the smartest guy in the room? (male or female definitions apply) There are two types of smart guy in the room; the guy who is the smartest and the guy who is trying to be the smartest. Is Trying to be Leads with questions Leads with answers...

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18

Feb 2013

What Price Realism?

Is my outlook unrealistic? Look at what realists have done for us. They have led us into dispute after dispute, 70% of publicly funded projects are still late and over budget, and we stumble behind other sectors in innovation and leveraging technology.  Lets face it, the industry is not an...

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Jan 2013

Losing The Debate, Go Ahead.

“I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don’t even invite me.”  Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize-winning author It’s...

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