Wednesday
Feb022011

THE SECRET LIFE OF ORGANISATIONS

This article first appeared in the Business Spectator. Here I argue that helping people to work really well together and to bring out the best in each other is a critical piece of the leadership work. But many groups and organisations have a secret life - a whole range of unhealthy dynamics - which they try to sweep under the carpet. Leaders need to understand these and try to bring them to the surface and change them.

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Wednesday
Feb022011

LEADERSHIP UPDATE - COULD IT BE AS SIMPLE AS LISTENING

This article explores the different ways of listening, from the distracted, cheap or judgemental, to the more powerful forms. It also examines how dialogue can be used to shift groups and organisations.

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Monday
Jan312011

NEGOTIATION UPDATE NUMBER 1

This first of a series of Negotiation Updates focuses on the area of Deal Making, and the difference between negotiations and auctions, and how some situations overlap and become "negotiauctions"

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Tuesday
Jan252011

BEING A LEADER

This article of mine first appeared in modified form under the title "Leading Through Being" in the Business Spectator. It argues that some old philosophies around "being" may have a lot to offer modern leadership practice.

 

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Tuesday
Jan252011

MINDFULNESS AND LETTING GO

A modified version of my article first appeared in Business Spectator under the title "Paying Attention to Paying Attention"  It argues that managers often have a coloured view of reality and it is difficult to influence reality if you can't see it. Mindfulness can help with this. 

 

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