Archive for July, 2015

Getting over our bodily reaction to the c word

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July 30th, 2015

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Conflict is a strong word, I agree. When I ask people to name words they associate with it, most have negative connotations: painful, unnecessary, time wasting, politics, family fights, right or wrong, win or lose. Occasionally more positive words emerge: possibility, creativity, essential. Sometimes my work boils down to helping people find ways to work […]

The innovation equation

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July 23rd, 2015

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The fact that innovation remains key to organisational success in Singapore has never been clearer with our research highlighting that four of the top five organisational challenges requires them to innovate. Innovation is not about a linear process, it’s an unpredictable journey that takes the gem of an idea through to something that adds value.   […]

Hard working people don’t join Unions

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July 16th, 2015

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Love it or hate it the ‘80s seem to be making a come-back. And it’s not just music and fashion. The announcement yesterday of the Trade Union Bill had a whiff of ‘80s nostalgia. The Bill was heralded as upholding the cause of ‘hard-working-people’, the obvious inference being you wouldn’t find ‘hard-working-people’ in a union, […]

Power: what can horses teach us?

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July 9th, 2015

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I was standing in the arena recently working with horses and a group of leaders, all of whom were seeking to develop their presence in some way; increase their impact or just return to themselves. As I watched, I started to think about power and why we, as individuals, can sometimes shy away from fully […]