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My life as an executive coach brings me into contact with some of the brightest minds in business. My blog is a way for me to share some of the more interesting, insightful and inspirational content available.
Beware Of Trying To Add Too Much Value
When you’re worried what people think about you you’ll be surprised how little they do. We often overdo it trying to impress too much. Jonathan shares his views and experiences in this …
Are you too busy to think?
You are paid to think, not to be busy – So shorten your meetings to make sufficient space to think. In this manic world in which we work, too many people approach it as if it is a dash to the…
Are You a “Systemic Disturber”?
I have just spend a fascinating couple of hours with Dom Burch the Senior Director for Marketing and Innovation at Asda Walmart. Dom writes an excellent blog that I thoroughly recommend http://domb…
Are You a Challenger or a Bystander?
We are still seeing some unhealthy and toxic behaviours in our most famous organisations. I am concerned that this is particularly the case in are number of global financial organisations. Why don…
“Disturb Me, Please” – time to think differently
I have been inspired my the writings of Margaret J Wheatley which I attach a short article of hers below. Disturb Me, Please! The Works: Your Source to Being Fully Alive, Summer 2000 If we are peop…
What does the “Lie in LIBOR” mean for you?
Perhaps you think The lies in the LIBOR scandal doesn’t affect you? The CEO and chairman resign, 13 employees disciplined and five dismissed at Barclays, 25 bankers were forced to leave UBS a…
So you think integrity is a nice to have?
How corrosive do you think a lack of integrity is for a company? Here are some recent examples that I have come across: 1. Senior executives who overlook dishonesty in their staff, as long as those…
You need courageous employees not more rules and regulations to tackle corruption
Many Thanks to Peter Neville Lewis and his South African colleague, Wendy Addison, Founder of Speak Out – Speak Up for the powerful words below. I have reproduced this from his wonderful …
How can you create a high performing team?
What is it that will make your team high-performing; while others are merely average? Your key ingredient to inspiring leadership within your team, who in turn inspire others is to build strong, tr…
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