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The reluctant leader

Ever been to a lecture on “cold calling”? A few years ago I did just this. I sat through 30 minutes of suggestions about scripts, about what we could say to potential “prospects”. A question was then put to us … Continue reading

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Do you believe in people?

I fully understand if you don’t, because people let you down. But if we want to lead people we have to start believing in them. Sometimes it takes a real act of faith. Or maybe it’s instinct. After all there … Continue reading

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I don’t care!

Generally means “I do care”! Telling ourselves, telling the people around us, telling the people we lead “I don’t care” is pretty common. Particularly in the “pushy” type of leader. But is “not caring” a necessary characteristic for the modern successful … Continue reading

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How violent should leadership be?

Make no mistake it is tough out there. Whether you are fighting for customers or some even greater cause, conditions are violent. But as leaders do we have to be violent? Some say we do. Taking the example of sport, … Continue reading

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What happens when you “lose it”?

“Throwing your toys out of the pram” happens to most of us a some point. But if you are a high-profile figure, or have significant influence over the lives of others, for example a teacher or politician, then the consequences … Continue reading

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How do you solve a problem like Melissa?

My apologies to “The Sound of Music”, but BBC’s Apprentice Melissa Cohen, represents a real conundrum to modern day businesses and communities. In the film, very un-nun-like “Maria” played by screen legend Julie Andrews, represents a big problem for the … Continue reading

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Apprentice Mel: Are they horrible people?

Melissa Cohen’s exit from BBC’s Apprentice episode 4 is the most dramatic yet. She dispenses with the usual programme etiquette of shaking hands and hugs when she gets fired. Instead she rounds on her “colleagues” in front of Lord Sugar and … Continue reading

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