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He is hopeless and she is great

“Binary” thinking is very harmful, but we all do it. There is a human tendency to make decisions quickly when it comes to people. We then stick with the decision we have made. What’s more I only listen to evidence … Continue reading

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Why pay the boss the most?

Leadership is a gift. Some possess it. Some don’t. Many of us are still learning leadership. But the trouble with paying the top leader the most is this: The wrong people are attracted into leadership, and the wrong people are … Continue reading

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Do all good things come to end?

Will profits always increase? Will our organisation keep growing? Is there any prospect of decline? Up until 2008 every financial forecast I saw seemed to show relentless growth. Not only that, the predicted growth was exponential. The recession has reminded … Continue reading

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Former champions “crash out”

By using emotive words such as “crash out” we magnify failure beyond what it actually is. No, they just lost one more game and omitted to qualify like most of the others. We do the same with success, absolutely glorifying … Continue reading

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Chancellor “gets” business

In my opinion this was an inspired budget. The Chancellor shows that he understands business. The public sector cannot produce wealth, the private sector can. Corporation Tax reductions in the next few years, an extension of the Entrepreneurs’ Relief and … Continue reading

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Floored by flaws

Character flaws that served us well on the way up can easily be our downfall when we get there. For example, cheating or playing unfairly can gain us an advantage. But when we near the top these flaws become more … Continue reading

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Only the best fail

Most of the high profile-corporate failures are staffed by clever people. It’s not lack of ability that lets us down but poor judgement. Sometimes the decisions we make are based on events or relationships from the past. The past informs … Continue reading

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