Category Archives: Why we need all types

Is Big Society like delivering babies?

Are you “big picture” or “detail”? Some years ago when I was learning to deliver babies, the era we were in was one of high intervention. We strapped up mums-to-be with wires and electrodes. One such gadget was a fetal scalp … Continue reading

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What do I do with a Prima Donna?

How do you handle talented people on your team? For many, talent lags behind confidence, which is the opposite of the proverbial “prima donna”. A good leader avoids the following mistakes: Keeping down people more talented than himself; Spotting talent … Continue reading

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Can you imagine 11 Geoffrey Boycotts in a side?

As the great batsmen himself would say: “Bowlers win matches” But it’s totally obvious we need a side mixed with the great and good: batters, bowlers, catchers, fielders. So when we recruit, why do we choose people like us? Why … Continue reading

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I hate meetings I love meetings

Do you have a love/hate relationship with meetings? The extrovert in me loves meetings. Provided I have my say everything is ok. The introvert in me hates meetings. Nothing gets done. No decisions get made. If I am the leader … Continue reading

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