Archive for the ‘Personal Effectiveness’ category

Responsiveness and response-ability

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June 27th, 2017

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A friend of mine was recently negotiating flexible working hours in a new senior leadership position.  While we were sharing our mutual assumptions about what “working from home” really meant, we seemed to agree that what you wanted from your team, and yourself, if you were working from home, was instant responses to work emails […]

Are you a ‘Little Donkey’?

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December 20th, 2016

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Presents, Politics and Peace – at Christmas It’s that time of year when many of us in the UK, and no doubt elsewhere, are subjected to a cacophony of Christmas songs and carols blaring out at us from shop PA systems as we dash from shop to shop for our last-minute Christmas shopping. I guess […]

The Corporate Rebels visit Roffey Park and spark some thoughts….

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November 23rd, 2016

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I had the pleasure of hosting a morning at Roffey Park recently with Pim & Jost, aka The Corporate Rebels. You can find out more about who they are and their story so far here – they tell it better than I can. The essence is that, after a couple of years in their first […]

Are people in the UK about to become unhappier?

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October 19th, 2016

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Every year since 2011, the Office of National Statistics has been conducting the personal well-being survey[1].  In it they ask a large sample of UK adults about how satisfied they are with life, the extent to which they feel things they do in life are worthwhile, how happy they feel and how anxious they feel. […]

Too controversial? That’s me, apparently.

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October 7th, 2016

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A few weeks ago, the lovely folk at CIPD Sussex invited me to do a talk at one of their events. I mused, and the theme I came up with, which they liked, was “The Inner Trump of Leadership” (more detail here). On the night itself, as part of the intro to me, it was […]