Tag Archives: Relationships

Do we wash our dirty linen in public?

No. But it still needs washing. Advertisements

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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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Is Jim sunny or sinister?

One of the real pleasures of BBC’s Apprentice is seeing the characters develop over the weeks. Perhaps the most striking character so far has been Jim Eastwood. Jim has many of us under his spell. Well, he had us anyway. His card … Continue reading

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Does the boss need to be good with people?

The commonest reason for promotion to manager is: technical excellence and hard work. But if you want to lead people, those excellent technical skills won’t be anything like enough. Even worse, if you work in a business where it’s every-man-for-himself, … 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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A Royal Appointment

It’s the best news this country has had for a long time! Kate Middleton is to marry His Royal Highness Prince William. The media hype which naturally surrounds their engagement speculates a great deal about the relationship they have, and … 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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