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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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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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