Why Bullying is a Board Issue leadership performance Dec 03, 2020

When people talk about bullying, they tend to see it from the point of view of the individual.

Bullying for individuals is appalling.  It...

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Bullies, Risk-takers and Disruptors: Can you tell the difference? performance Nov 26, 2020

One of my co-founders at Defy Expectations, Pat Chapman-Pincher, has written powerfully and succinctly in the last fortnight about bullying and...

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Welcome the disruptors – but don’t let them near the controls consult leadership Nov 19, 2020

Apparently one of Dominic Cummings favourite gestures on leaving a meeting was to pull the pin out of an imaginary grenade and throw it over his...

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Welcome to the unsung heroes leadership Nov 12, 2020

It’s great news that we have the first of the promising vaccines. The scientists at BioNTech-Pfizer that developed it, and all of the...

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Leaders are not just for Christmas – or for a crisis leadership Nov 06, 2020

Yes, it’s a really cute photo but it can be a rough life being a puppy.  Lockdown has led to lots of them being bred, sold at a high...

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Getting the couch out of coaching performance Oct 29, 2020

We are not sure exactly when psychology and psychotherapy started to dominate coaching, but they have been prevalent in mainstream approaches since...

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Because you’re not worth it Oct 22, 2020

“Oh” said the head of HR “I can only spend that sort of money on the senior team.”

It’s an interesting fact that the...

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The future has happened leadership performance Oct 14, 2020

It’s becoming very clear now that there is no “new normal” just around the corner.  The situation we are in now is the...

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What is leadership? leadership Oct 14, 2020

If you ask leaders what leaders do, they’ll talk about KPIs, profits, cost ratios, growth, product development and so on. They achieve...

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The questions you should be asking about meetings post lockdown performance Jun 03, 2020

A client said to me recently that lockdown had made her feel much more part of the senior team.  That sound like a very odd statement but...

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Six things you need to do to create a mature management team leadership May 11, 2020

There’s a quote from Sir Francis Drake that rings very true for organisational life today “There must be a beginning of any...

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Bereavement in the workplace performance Apr 29, 2020

Death is an inevitable fact of life.  From our pet hamster to our nearest and dearest we have to deal with death.  Death is never easy;...

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