• Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

    Losing our cool

    by  • October 20, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    There’s no silver-lining: people can’t be managed. And it will make you angry.

    A quick explanation: I wrote this blog in early August and decided to shelve it. Then – much to my surprise, a reminder popped on my ToDoIst and said “look at it”. Initially, I forgot I wrote this blog, I forgot I set the reminder (thank heavens for productivity apps, they do their job...

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    Multi-lingual Leadership

    by  • August 3, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    Time to rethink the language of MBA programmes

      Not long ago I met with an MBA professor. A learned chap, highly achieved, quite seasoned. He is one of those professors who consults in organisations outside the rather prestigious university in which he teaches; one of those professors who researches and publishes papers. The lot. Seeing as I take some issue with...

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    Legitimacy is a drug.

    by  • July 20, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    We get legitimised through affirmation and we are wired for it (for good reason). But we should also be aware.

      Legitimacy is a drug. It’s a drug and it is delivered through affirmation. Think about it for a minute, if you will. That little buzz you have when someone delivers proof that you are correct and someone else is wrong? When a friend or colleague (or boss?) take your side in an argument? The...

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    Humility and experience

    by  • May 8, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    Why is it important for leaders and consultants to be humble, and the double edged sword of being an expert.

    I met up with a dear friend, a Doctor, who managed to completely knock me off kilter. He (a proper Doctor, who heals people afflicted by life-threatening illnesses) said: “I am truly humbled by people who do your job. You go into a brand new place every few months, you learn so much about...

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