Monthly Archives: May 2010

Leader resigns

The higher we rise, the higher the chance that our character blemishes will be exposed. What do I mean by “character blemishes”? Basically, if we are not quite what we say we are, that’s a flaw. Leaders cannot ignore public attention. … Continue reading

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Can ordinary people beat clever people?

“It’s all about individual performance”. “This is a meritocracy.”. “Survival of the fittest”. We’ve heard all this. Many if not most organisations run on the power of individual performance, but what defines “clever” and can “ordinary” people actually do better … Continue reading

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Communication is key

Many years ago an old boss I had told me, “I delegate communication Steve.”! I have never believed that his approach was effective. To me, it seemed at best rather unfriendly, but really very ineffective as a way of leading … Continue reading

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Failure is part of success

“Failure” is one of the words we are reluctant to use. Set-backs, whatever we want to call them, are a key part of ultimate success if we can learn from them. The key to dealing with failure is to understand … Continue reading

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Being passive can be aggressive

“Bullying” is an emotive word. None of us likes to think we would ever do that. But how do bullies so often get away with it? We can do one of three things when we encounter bullying in the work place if it … Continue reading

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I am driven

Success in business is elusive at times. We use the words “I am driven” to describe ourselves when we want to emphasise just how hard we can work. But who is actually driving me? “Driven” sounds like someone else is … Continue reading

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What is Fall Guy Syndrome?

Strong leadership counteracts the “fall-guy syndrome” Continue reading

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