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“Just tell me what to do!” Communicating your certainty about uncertainty

We can easily understand that those who look to us for leadership want us to offer clarity, just as we ourselves seek it from our seniors. In years gone by practices such as ‘management by objectives’ were intended to help … Continue reading

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Why many of us lack any ‘vision’ for our lives? Happy New Year!

I am currently reviewing a friend’s new book, and I was struck by the internal resistance I experienced while doing one particular exercise. He asks the reader a number of questions to help them to create a personal vision, including … Continue reading

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Caught in behaviour that is hard to change

Conventional training holds out the promise of becoming more effective as a manager, leader and communicator. And yet it can fail to deliver long-term behavioural change if it ignores the hidden and seemingly ‘hard-wired’ patterns of thinking and feeling that … Continue reading

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Can you be a leader who disorientates?

It is understandable that many leaders have a desire to be liked and to be acceptable. There’s no problem with that, so long as it doesn’t prevent them from being able to challenge their people, and as I will suggest here, from being able when… Continue reading

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As a leader, do you construct or constrict?

Isn’t it remarkable how a single letter can make so much difference! (Thanks John for pointing this out.) The apparent randomness of that single letter, either an ‘I’ or a ‘u’, can provide a valuable insight into the nature of human influence. In … Continue reading

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No; You Can’t Have It All!

How many of us actually believe that we can have it all? Successful careers, designer homes, charming families, fit and healthy bodies, exotic holidays, involvement in the community, and so the list goes on. The expectations many of us place on ou… Continue reading

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Gain More Time and Energy by Giving it Away

Is it really true that it is “more blessed to give than receive”? And what is the significance of this for today’s busy hard-working professionals? In the time-poor, achievement-focussed lives that many of us lead, it can feel that there is very l… Continue reading

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