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Team development

Team development

  “A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong” Tecumseh, a Shawnee Indian chief The first teambuilding I was involved in as a facilitator was in 1988; it was a week-long outdoor based event for the twelve-member management team of the Rolls-Royce...

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Leadership team

Leadership team

  If as a CEO or senior leader you are building your leadership team Don’t build a team “below you”, with you on a kind of pedestal and team members following in your footsteps. Don’t build a team around you, with you as the centre of attraction and team members...

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Wellbeing

Wellbeing

  Wellbeing, like a lot of things, has less to do with what is going on outside and more to do with what is going on inside. Wellbeing is not about having the latest iPhone, tens of thousands of followers on LinkedIn, holidays in exotic places or a large choice...

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Anniversary

Anniversary

  This week is my anniversary week; I ran my first leadership development event in September 1986, a ten-day Barton Camp experience for graduate trainee managers I am now entering my 36th year of leadership development, which means at the young old age of 66, I...

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From diatribe to dialogue – Part 1 The fours D’s

From diatribe to dialogue

  Edgar Schein described dialogue as "a discipline for collective learning” Dialogue is aimed at fostering mutual insight and common purpose. The process involves listening with empathy, searching for common ground, exploring new ideas and perspectives, and...

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The importance of recovery

The importance of recovery

  If pressure and stress are your enemies, recovery and energy are your allies. – if you want to perform well in the storm, you need to recover well! Performing in the storm looks somewhat like this Select the challenge(s) to face up to Prepare to face up to the...

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Where is your Achilles Tendon?

Where is your Achilles Tendon?

  I come across a lot of people who are “globally” mentally tough but with “specific” issues or weaknesses; and it’s often the weakness that “let’s them down” in difficult situations. Mental Toughness is a “A personality trait which determines, in a large part,...

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