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Our musings on the challenges and opportunities of 21st century leadership.

Pancakes and Prayers!

These last days we may have eaten pancakes (in the UK), doughnuts (Krapfen in Germany), or cream buns (fastelavnsbollar in Denmark, semlor in Sweden) and not given it much thought.   These sweet treats are linked to the Christian calendar, this Wednesday being Ash...

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20/20 Connection

We asked HR professionals from a range of companies about team performance.  Loud and clear, the answer to the question “What factors limit effective team performance?” was clarity, or more specifically the lack of it. Aspects involving clarity polled 35% with the...

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The Value of Values

Purpose and Values are strongly interlinked. The definition of “values” could be summarised as: what is important to us, what we value. They are a shorthand method for describing our needs and our inner motivations. Our values are revealed in what we believe and in...

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Humbug!

Definition: A boiled sweet, often bought by children in little twisted paper bags on the way home from school. A pejorative term meaning rubbish or nonsense.  The language our leaders use The use of the word ’Humbug’ recently by the PM of the UK has caused a stir....

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Putting the corpus back into ‘corporate’

How aware are you of the impact certain words have and how they affect decision-making and judgement?  In our next series of blogs we’re looking at some common terms in organisational life and how their impact affects our thinking and behaviour in ways which we may...

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Are you a 21st century leader?

Never before have we needed more true and honest leadership to manage the complexity of our current business world. The reality is that leaders in organisations today have to cope with so much – not just long days, never-ending to-do lists and fighting the balance...

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