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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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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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War & Peace – The Long Haul in Collaboration

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Jan 2017

War & Peace – The Long Haul in Collaboration

I know it shouldn’t bother me – but it does. The significant upfront  investments that are often made in procuring project teams that are aligned in values and collaborative behaviours. Then nothing. Was it all a tick box exercise?  There is either apathy or some profound misguided notion that high...

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Disrupt Your Reasonableness.

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Dec 2016

Disrupt Your Reasonableness.

This week, I witnessed the unreasonable men and women in the room lead the way in creating the relationship and result breakthroughs. They put aside diplomacy, sometimes tact, occasionally they were clumsy in their communication (aren’t we all), they spoke with emotion (heaven forfend), got a little animated (good grief)...

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The Power of Resentment.

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Dec 2016

The Power of Resentment.

So who really suffers when there is resentment in the air? Those doing the resenting feel vexed, gripped, burdened, consumed, quietly seething. Meanwhile the resented feel, well, they feel nothing. Mainly they are oblivious. So who is doing the suffering? ‘Resentment is like drinking poison and hoping the other person...

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Trust – An Interdependent Commodity of Progress

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Nov 2016

Trust – An Interdependent Commodity of Progress

‘Successful organisations are no longer built on force but on trust. The existence of trust between people does not necessarily mean they like one another. It means that they understand one another.  Taking responsibility for the relationship is therefore an absolute necessity. It is a duty.’ (Peter Drucker) Everyone goes...

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Deadly Sins – to be Overcome or Leveraged?

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Jul 2016

Deadly Sins – to be Overcome or Leveraged?

Waiting for our ‘negative emotions’ to subside and be replaced by positive thinking is a waste of powerful energy – and the catalyst for good that energy can become. That anger can eat us up, or, it can move mountains when channeled as a force for change and action is...

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Why Positive Discrimination Is an Absolute Necessity.

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Jun 2016

Why Positive Discrimination Is an Absolute Necessity.

I’m mindful of the similarity in one sense of the principle applied that ‘if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear’. That is all well and good except you are not the one who is deciding what needs to be hid or feared. If residing in Uganda,...

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