Tag: confidence


Always Never Not Do a Half Time Team Talk!

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Sep 2015

Always Never Not Do a Half Time Team Talk!

At the risk of Rugby World Cup clichés… Lets say England are 12-0 up at half time. Stuart Lancaster will hold a half time team talk –  the principle intent to ensure that the current margin of victory is held and or built on. Lets say England are 0-12 down...

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Climate Changers Required – Apply Within

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Mar 2015

Climate Changers Required – Apply Within

Could you change the Western Culture in your lifetime? Fat chance. How about European culture? Less fatter chance. How about British Culture? A 400 year project for the Romans. (Cue – what did the Romans do for us...?) How about an industry culture? (A work in progress since Latham’s  Constructing...

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The 15 Minute Induction – Up & Running Pronto

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Jan 2015

The 15 Minute Induction – Up & Running Pronto

The (first) 15 Minute Induction. There is the distinct danger we over egg and complicate someone’s first day with tortuous induction routines. Everything from the company structure to where the back up tea bags are kept. As the boss, you need to get in there real quick and set the...

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Complete the Old and Bring in the New (Year)

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Dec 2014

Complete the Old and Bring in the New (Year)

Stop – Change – Start is a powerful way of being for the individual and team thirsting for continual improvement. I thought you might be amenable to this rather enjoyable and satisfying ‘end of year ritual’ to check out the old year and bring in the new; from both a...

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Nov 2012

Get Yourself A Conviction

Inside, you are filled with faith and belief about your idea.  You know it to be right for you, your people and the business. Except, you can’t hear the words that come out of you mouth and those words don’t convey much conviction at all. If I don’t feel your...

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30

Oct 2012

Creating the Conditions for Optimism

When was the last time you told a story about the way things will be? Difficult to recall? When was the last time you pointed out the problems that exist or the bad things that have recently occurred? Not so difficult to ID that one right?! I don’t normally do...

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27

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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29

May 2012

Uh oh, he mentioned the F word…

This is where 20 blokes drop off the subscription list as we enter the dangerous and terrifying ‘FEELINGS conversation’.  Of course, it’s OK and even admired to get passionate and even tearful when England lose another match – but feelings at work are still as welcome as an MP to...

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Jan 2012

Creating a Life of Opportunity – By Dan Rockwell

The following was such a powerful message to start the new Year I copied it ‘as is’ direct from Dans’ blog. He deeply resonated with me at this time. Check out Dan’s blog at http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/ Creating a Life of Opportunity Life without opportunities is dull and unfulfilling. Lost opportunities discourage;...

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Dec 2011

Wrapping Up 2011

Bring your year end to a definite conclusion and start 2012 with a clear direction. (Why wouldn’t you?) Myself and Mrs. Fox sit down every year about this time with a glass of sherry and a mince pie and run through the following ‘completion exercise’. In doing so we have...

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