Monthly Archives: May 2016

Leadership Tip: Fail More, Fail Better, Fail Faster.

Leadership Tip: Fail More, Fail Better, Fail Faster Almost all leaders try to avoid failure. Or should I say, all but the best leaders try to avoid failure. The best leaders I have coached shared a different approach. They act on the leadership tip: Fail More, Fail Better, Fail Faster. Surely that is the worst […]

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8 Deadly Sins of Leadership

8 Deadly Sins of Leadership You probably recall that there were 7 deadly sins. And you would be right, traditionally. Our modern day 7 were abbreviated from the Greek 8. If you know the 8 deadly sins of leadership and how to avoid them you can improve your leadership in one of the easiest ways […]

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What is Coaching?

What is Coaching? It is a question most people don’t feel the need to ask. Why? Because they have a definition in their head, and assume that everyone shares the same definition. Cough… cough… we know what assumptions make of us. That can have undesired consequences. To be avoid being the proverbial ass, let’s ask: […]

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The Leadership Tool You Ignore At Your Peril

The Leadership Tool You Ignore At Your Peril There is a force so powerful that if you harness it you can achieve more as a leader in a few months than others can in a life-time. What is that power? Culture! Culture is the leadership tool you ignore at your peril. The Power of Culture […]

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1 Rule to Avoid Being Fired

1 Rule to Avoid Being Fired 70% of Executive Dismissals are for the Same Single Reason – Make Sure You Don’t Give That Reason – Follow the 1 Rule to Avoid Being Fired. Most people assume that when a person is fired it is because they didn’t, could not or cannot do the job; whatever […]

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Coaching: Have you outgrown GROW?

Coaching: Have you outgrown GROW? “In the beginning there was darkness, then there was the GROW model. And all thought GROW was light, and when real light emerged some saw that GROW was darkness.” Let’s not pull any punches; health warning: this a polemic article. If you are using GROW, whatever you are doing is […]

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10 Compelling Reasons to Stay in the EU

10 Compelling Reasons to Stay EU Referendum With the UK wide EU referendum vote on staying in or leaving the EU imminent, you may want to start considering some of the issues, however you choose to vote. Here are my top 10 compelling reasons to stay in the EU. 1. Quoting Churchill: To jaw-jaw is […]

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How Negativitaurs Destroy Companies

How Negativitaurs Destroy Companies You may not have heard of this form of human toxin, but you have certainly experienced them, and seen the damage they do across the globe. You have definitely suffered at their hands. To understand how negativitaurs destroy companies, and the chances are that one or more of them are destroying […]

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STOP Wasting Time and Money in Meetings

STOP Wasting Time and Money in Meetings Typical managers spend between 50% and 95% of their time in meetings. You know, from experience, how little of that time is productive. The question, if you are serious about achieving great results, is: how can you stop wasting time and money in meetings? Have you experienced this? […]

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STOP Wasting Money on Appraisals

STOP Wasting Money on Appraisals. Appraisals: you’ve seen it, you’ve experienced it, you’ve lamented it: the yearly farce that is mockingly called “the annual appraisal.” If it wasn’t so sad, and so wasteful, it would be funny. The idea of assessing someone’s performance once a year is simply farcical. Would you assess the progress on […]

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