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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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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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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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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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