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Should We Run Manager Survival Courses, Instead?

Is it Time to Give Up on Management Development Training, or Should We Just Shift Our Focus More Towards Employees? Studies repeatedly show that the primary reason why people choose to move on from a company or a department is because of their manager. As Marcus Buckingham has said, “People don’t leave bad companies, they […]

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Hidden Anxieties

First day at School Anxieties have a habit of following us around. How many of you have vivid memories of your first day at school? I remember mine as a terrifying experience, clinging to my mother for comfort. She’d been through this before, many times, as I and my twin sister were the last of […]

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Trust: Don’t Keep it Under Your Hat

The Trust Quotient Employers would put a high price on guaranteed trustworthiness. It is an expected pre-requisite that any new member of staff joining the team should command the highest standards of trust. After all, they are party to a great deal of information, have access to IT systems and data-sets, and often have direct […]

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Trust me, I’m a…

Post-truth or Lies? We live in what is euphemistically-called a ‘post-truth’ world. Lies are now acceptable in public office so long as they are delivered with conviction and aplomb. Teams of fact-checkers now need to be employed to separate the fact from the fiction, because we can no longer trust what people are telling us. […]

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Forever Blowing Bubbles?

Divisions in our society feel as if they have never been so big. Seismic changes in our political landscape are drawing up fault lines between communities that had tolerated each other in the past. Bigotry has been given legitimacy by politicians seeking to advance their own political ambitions. A license has been granted to those […]

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There are lots of I’s in a team, but there shouldn’t be lots of egos.

 We are resourceful people but some tasks require greater resources than we alone possess. That’s one of the reasons why we create teams. The fundamental principle of teamwork is ‘reliance’. We rely on other people to plug the gaps in our capabilities and knowledge, and to take on responsibilities that are beyond us. That means […]

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Jam Tomorrow Doesn’t Have to be a Pie in the Sky Idea

I’ve just discovered that jam tarts aren’t so bad after all. Not a massive revelation, I know, but one that set me thinking about the nature of past experience and how it can shape present and future practice, if we let it. As a youngster, I and my two siblings were often left home alone […]

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It’s Good to Share

Sharing information is caring for your business and your people Sharing is fun. Why? Because we are essentially communal animals. But the antithesis of this is keeping things to ourselves in the optimistic belief that knowledge is power or that we are somehow far better protected by keeping it under wraps. There are some occasions […]

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Making a Mark Today

Recent months have seen the passing of many public figures who have shaped our collective experience, developed our understanding, brought joy and hope, and informed the way we view current events. David Bowie is perhaps the most recent, as I write this. Their passing leaves a hole, but also an enormous legacy. They made a […]

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Driver-less Cars: Probably Better than Driver-less People

We are all driven by something, even though it can be hard to pinpoint in some people. We’re driven by a diverse and sometimes competing set of expectations, ambitions, and desires whether its to be the best; to be accepted; or to achieve certain tangible things in life. We should all be the drivers of […]

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