Tag: Collaboration


The Requirement For Vulnerability

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Nov 2018

The Requirement For Vulnerability

I’d often wondered why the enduring relationships I have with my fellow Royal Marines seem to have an enduring and robust foundation of Trust to them. At the risk of boring people with military virtues that can be difficult to transfer, I concluded there is a key ‘need to know...

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Team Needs Vulnerable – Apply Within.

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Jul 2018

Team Needs Vulnerable – Apply Within.

However much we are committed to being self reliant, self starting, resilient, self generating and personally accountable for as much of our life direction as possible, we are still  intensely vulnerable creatures, wholly at the mercy of the kindness of others for our ultimate happiness and success. We all need...

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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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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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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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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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Our Doubts Are Traitors.

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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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