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Noble leadership

Noble leadership

  The question was asked in a LinkedIn group some time ago, “Who is your favourite leader from ancient times? Why?” My answer was King Leonidas who with his small Spartan army held off the Persians for 3 days at Thermopylae before being betrayed and dying with...

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Mentally tough people

Mentally tough people

  Mental Toughness is not something you can see; it’s a mindset or an attitude – it’s something that goes on in our head. However, those with high Mental Toughness; i.e., those with relatively high “scores” in all of the eight sub-dimensions, tend to have a...

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Leader impact

Leader impact

  Having leadership doesn’t make you a leader; however, leaders need to have leadership. Leadership, as defined by the GLOBE study, is “one’s capacity to influence and motivate others to contribute to the success of the organisation they are part of” The others...

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Leadership Impact

Leadership Impact

  Leadership, as defined by the GLOBE study, is “one’s capacity to influence and motivate others to contribute to the success of the organisation they are part of” and two of the key characteristics are the willingness to take up a challenge and the ability to...

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The Dark Triad

The Dark Triad

  So, what exactly is the Dark Triad? The Dark Triad is a construct of three personality types that are in some ways closely related, and all share “dark” traits, characterised by malevolence. They are: Psychopathy — Characterised by enduring antisocial...

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Force Mentale – Mythes & Réalités

Force Mentale – Mythes & Réalités

  On parle beaucoup de la Force ou résilience Mentale (Mental Toughness) aujourd’hui ; mais, la Force Mentale qu’est-ce que c’est au juste ? Quelles sont les composantes de la Force Mentale ? Faut-il être un "Terminator" avec des nerfs d’acier et les émotions du...

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The ladder of inference

The ladder of inference

  If you ask someone why they behaved in a particular way in a given situation, they would probably say that “it seemed obvious to them” or that it “was instinctive” We all have a “data bank” of experience in our head, and maybe in our bodies, that we...

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Teams – part 5

Teams – part 5

  The fifth and final post of a five-part series of posts around the subject of teams In this part I will look at team building Rafting down a river together, cooking dinner together or building a paper tower together do not constitute teambuilding. It is...

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