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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.
Your Introversion Is An Asset
Time for Introverts to fight back! For too long the world has literally been dominated by extroverts. The introverts can’t get a word in edge ways. The loudest voices have dominated and often…
How Do You Sack Your Friends?
Your organisation is “making cuts and managing costs”. That means people will be “made redundant, sacked, or fired” and loose their incomes which effect their families and c…
Are You Accountable? Solid or Dotted Lines
How accountable are you REALLY in large organisations? The scale and complexity of global organisations encourages them to fudge accountability and responsibility. Everyone is responsible; so no on…
Do you have to be dysfunctional to be leader?
“If you are a fully functional, balanced, emotionally stable person, brought up by two well-adjusted parents then you would never be driven to go for some of the top roles in business today.&…
You might need a shark in your fish tank
I thoroughly recommend that you visit the website of Darren Robson and follow his tweets @darrenrobson Darren has aptly chosen for himself the image of the shark and he tells the story why on his w…
Will More Rule & Regulations Offset an Absence of Trust?
When trust has gone, all hell breaks loose. I have walked into Executive Boardrooms where the CEO has inherited or created a “trust free zone”. They are very toxic places. Talented lead…
How You Can Get Sacked #3
Disdain and arrogance are business relationship killers. Without relationships you are very isolated and more vulnerable to being “taken out” when the swinging axe of cut-backs comes su…
“Memories Are Better Than Dreams”
I met a retired Judge on a train on Friday. He shared his story as follows: when I was faced with a critical life choice, I didn’t know what to do, so I went to see an old and wise mentor. He…
Your Time is Your Happiness
Do visit http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/research/aaker_happiness_2011.html This article entitled “If Money Doesn’t Make You Happy, Consider Time” is an excellent piece of resear…
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