Plan in earnest, and with pessimism Feb 23, 2022

At the beginning of the year, I wrote about the six skills that leaders would need for the future.  One of these is risk management. ...

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Sometimes it’s better to be a machine Feb 18, 2022

When things get bad at work, when there is no communication, when there is no let up in the pressure, you often hear the comment “we are just...

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Suddenly the world changed Feb 09, 2022

Yesterday Australia, which had one of the most draconian approaches to Covid, announced that its borders were open to anyone that had been...

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Welcome to the Guerrilla World of Transformational Leadership Jan 20, 2022

In my last blog/post I talked about the six skills that we, at Defy Expectations believe leaders will need in the New Normal.  The first of...

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6 Skills for Leaders in the New Normal Jan 12, 2022

The New Year is always a time for reflections and resolutions. 2022 gives us a great deal to reflect on, the last two years have been...

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Welcome to the Future - This IS the New Normal Jan 04, 2022

It’s clear now that the light at the end of the Covid tunnel is an on-coming train. The obvious, and perfectly valid concern is for the NHS,...

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Paying the Price. 6 questions to ask yourself before you take the next promotion #careers #promotion leadership Nov 30, 2021

It’s interesting how we focus on moving ever upwards on the corporate ladder. We very often fail to stop to think whether this is something...

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It's not a good time to be a bad employer #defyexpectations #leadershipdevelopment leadership Nov 09, 2021

One can argue that there never has been a good time to be a bad employer, but history would tell you something different.  In times where jobs...

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So why is it called a "leadership role"? #careers Oct 19, 2021

My first leadership moment was when I was promoted into my first management role. It was helpfully announced in the middle of a meeting about...

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Getting off the Hamster Wheel Oct 14, 2021

I coach several ambitious, driven, people and there are certain questions that come round again and again. One of them appears in many...

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Isn’t it about time we inverted the triangle? Sep 22, 2021

Great thought from Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman – the creators of Extraordinary Leader – to my mind one of the best assessment tools...

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Re-organising again? Here are 6 ways to make it a success Sep 15, 2021

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Re-organising again?  Here are 6 ways to make it a success

 

Technologies and markets...

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