De-mystifying Strengths

You sit at your desk first thing in the morning and prepare for the day. You make a list of activities, and as you reflect on these, you will feel more drawn to some and a subtle (or not so subtle) avoidance of others. [...]

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Motivating Difficult People

I was caught by a question Chrissie Lightfoot (the Entrepreneur Lawyer) asked the audience at a legal annual conference we were both speaking at. She asked the attendees what their PEE-factor was. What rating (out of ten) did they giv [...]

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Unlocking the Leadership Management Challenge

Point 1: Business has two aspects: people and processes. Point 2: Humans (at one level) have two aspects: Their ‘Being’ (inner self) and their ‘Doing’ (outer performance). Point 3: Leadership relates to people (their ‘Being’); manageme [...]

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Why Planning Fails (and what to do about that)

We’ve all done it. Sat at our desk with clear intention to get something done. Then had the thought, “I’ll just check my emails” (What could be the harm in a quick scan?). You find one email to action then you realise you have to che [...]

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