Tag: Behaviour


Large crowd of people watching concert or sport event

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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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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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Ladies & Gentlemen of the Jury…

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Feb 2016

Ladies & Gentlemen of the Jury…

Locked away in our silo-ed industry cocoons, our primary way of imagining what other people are like whom we have not yet experienced is by the regurgitation of history and hearsay. As a consequence, we naturally expect that all other tribes will lean towards being blaggards, self centered, blinkered or...

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I’m Down, Don’t Kick Me – Help Me Up.

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Mar 2015

I’m Down, Don’t Kick Me – Help Me Up.

The last thing I want to hear when I’m down is that I’m down. The first person to know that they are struggling is the person struggling. The Project Team or the delivery partner organisation likewise know when the heat is on – they don’t need a kick, they need...

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Jan 2014

Embrace & Deploy The Introverts Magnificence.

This is a Huffington Post article on the 6 things you were wrong about introverts. I have made so many of the mistakes and misjudgements it was painful reading. Highly recommended reading for all managers of people. (Don’t click until you’ve finished this piece!) Two bigger issues are at play...

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Oct 2012

Handling Below Par Performance Graciously – End the Struggle

Avoiding a performance conversation, not intervening in obvious struggle or tackling damaging behaviour is dishonourable and grossly unfair to staff. An awful lot of that goes on. People know when they are struggling or failing and they’ll know that you know that too. That’s a pretty horrible place for two...

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Sep 2012

Chasing Security…

You need to be pretty fit to chase security. Most of what is considered secure is transient and a moving target: A secure job (one where you won’t get sacked, moved, overlooked or transferred) Secure relationships (those where you know exactly where the other person is heading, thinking or that...

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Jul 2012

Instant Gratification is Taking Too Long…

Are you terribly busy? Then what a relief. A group of authors  (to assist busy, busy parents) have condensed classic children’s stories into 60 second summaries. I did a double take on that one.  Whilst sometimes (to my inner guilt) I feel too knackered to spend 20 minutes on the...

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Jul 2012

What will you STOP doing? (To Make Progress)

To transition from capable manager to accomplished leader, most people don’t need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop. (Peter Drucker)                                                ...

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