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How snow brings out the best and worst in us

There’s an odd thing about snow in Southern England. A sprinkling causes chaos. My kid’s school is open today, all day. The school next door is closed, all day. There were heavy (for here) snow falls yesterday and overnight. Some … 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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What is the hardest thing to lead?

How about your own family? What’s the greatest source of satisfaction and the hardest challenge? Doing family life tops it for me. The people we value the most and who know us best, test our leadership ability. A lot! It … 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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Which is the best Dragon?

Did you see Dragons’ Den Series 8 Episode 1?       Which is the best Dragon? For me Deborah Meaden comes out as the most instructive Dragon this week. Why? She’s straight talking and adds incisive comment. The Den is sport for … Continue reading

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No judgments in failure

Falls from grace can be dramatic. The higher we are in an organisation the more catastrophic the results are when we make mistakes. I try to make no judgments in working with leaders. I know how much courage it takes … Continue reading

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