Monthly Archives: August 2010

You sound just like your father?

Speaking as a father, I’ve discovered this is not always said as a compliment! Are we like our parents? Er yes, and like our siblings and other influential people in our lives. A former boss, or a good friend; we … Continue reading

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Is forgiveness possible at work?

“I can never forgive him for what he/she did.” Is forgiveness possible in the work place? Is it desirable even? One thing is certain, I can’t make him forgive me. Neither can I make someone apologise for what they have … Continue reading

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Undercover Boss – bored now?

Business “soaps” like Undercover boss can be powerful, but formulaic Continue reading

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“A man’s gotta know his limitations”

Inspector Harry Callaghan seems to utter a profound truth. How can knowing your limitations be a positive thing? In Magnum Force, legendary “Dirty Harry” played by Clint Eastwood dishes out justice. If we look beyond the methods he uses for … Continue reading

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Who knows best? Fat: mind or body?

Are people like us fat because they are lazy? Paul Connolly of this week’s episode of Channel 4’s Who Knows Best Series seems to think so. Except in Paul’s fruity style, he is rather less polite! Emma and Sharrema are both over … Continue reading

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Naked leadership – “Emperor’s Clothes”?

Have you noticed how some leaders have few skills but no-one says anything? A bank loses £22 billion or was it £28billion, I don’t recall exactly. But we were all up in arms. Did the leader suddenly make a mistake? … Continue reading

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Does telling someone to stop actually work?

Nope. Try watching this weeks Dragons’ Den when plucky singing Jackie McKay wants to keep on going. (25 mins in) 4 Dragons are resisting. Theo is quite harsh. Duncan lays it on thickest. The harder the language the more she … Continue reading

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