Tag: Strength


Walk Away… With Your Integrity Intact

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Nov 2015

Walk Away… With Your Integrity Intact

It is a perhaps an unfortunate but inevitable fact that we can end up doing business with people who lack integrity; they mislead, duck, dive, blame  and refuse to take responsibility. What we often end up doing, more than anything else, in these rare but tricky scenarios is beat ourselves...

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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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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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Climate Changers Required – Apply Within

13

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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Conversational Discomfort Aptitude

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Feb 2015

Conversational Discomfort Aptitude

How do you get divorced without it being awful, awkward, scary and testing? You don’t. Those things go with the territory and like the arduous climb up Scafell Pike a necessary part of getting from A to B. That’s my answer when a client either directly asks or infers how...

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23

Jun 2014

Social Capitol Creation – The Goal?

Social capital is defined as the inclinations that arise from networks that want to do things for each other (norms of reciprocity). Shooting the breeze about Social Capital is not the most common conversation you hear in the contractors corridors, the design studio or the partners meeting – but the...

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06

Nov 2013

The Weaknesses Smokescreen.

And so it begins. My six year old daughter’s life long career battle with those who will want to label and focus on ‘her weaknesses’ (and her own internal self doubt and confusion). Sophia ‘is easily distracted‘. Sophia ‘has difficulty staying focussed’.  Sophia has ‘a wondering attention‘. I too used...

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27

Sep 2013

Neutralise Weakness

Tiger Woods is ranked 15 in sand saves on the PGA stats. He is number one in all round ranking.  Tiger wins his games on his extraordinary, hard wired, strength of his long game which, he practices, practices, and practices on. He gives little attention to sand saves other than...

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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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