Category Archives: business

Leadership Styles

What kind of leader do I want to be? Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln Introduction Cleverer people than me have spent their entire working lives … Continue reading

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Compromise

What do we mean when we talk about compromise?  I get the feeling it can be rather a negative idea. The OED definition is: To settle a dispute by mutual concession; or to bring under suspicion or into danger by … Continue reading

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Surviving the ‘RE-organisation’

I’ve been thinking some more about redundancy, and its impact, not on the people who leave an organisation, but on those left behind. In the days when I worked for big organisations, there would be a reorganisation about every three … Continue reading

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Why Lead? NLP for leaders: Metaprogrammes 1

First in a series of blogs based on the manual for the leadership course Why Lead? developed with Steve Boyden for Revolution-Evolution To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don’t … Continue reading

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The True Cost of Redundancy

Recently I’ve had several clients who have come to me because they are threatened with redundancy, or have recently been made redundant. (Yes, I know it’s the job that is redundant not the person, but I’ve yet to meet anyone … Continue reading

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The wind of change

There is a curse attributed to the Chinese, which is translated two ways: May you never be bored and May you live in interesting times.  The implication is that change brings depths of distress you would only wish on your … Continue reading

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Organisational Harmony

If the purpose of your organisation were to make music, what kind of music would you make? Who would play which instruments? Is the tune you are currently playing popular with your audience? If not, what needs to change? Are … Continue reading

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