Your Power Baa

Sometimes egos can get in the way of progress. Here is a rhyme to help us regain our perspective on power. I hope you enjoy my first attempt at a SlideShare 🙂

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Yes, Captain!

I was thinking recently about a piece I read in 'Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion' by Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin and Robert Cialdini.  A great book full of interesting insights and good humour founded on solid ethical research. In it there is a section on 'captainitis; the sometimes perilous behaviour people exhibit... Continue Reading →

Change: Getting PREPared

Whatever our technical background or leadership experience there are many things to consider before we set off on a programme of change.  In this case, it's personal!  We certainly need to invest in getting ourselves ready and in the right state of mind. So here are my suggestions for a bit of PREP... Precious People: Remember at the... Continue Reading →

Learning: Realising The Value

Substitute the word value with importance, worth or usefulness and it’s a good reminder that perceptions of value can vary greatly depending on organisational context and individual perspective.  Like the old saying goes, ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’! Value and impact In a dynamic changing environment peoples’ desire to grow and adapt... Continue Reading →

Proud To Be In Print

It is fair to say that being featured in People Management in May was a proud moment for me.  Many thanks to the editorial team for the opportunity. Special thanks goes to two true professionals.  Writing ace, Grace Lewis.  Twas great to work with you.  And photographer, Simon Fernandez.  Who knew that posing could be... Continue Reading →

DD #12: Spotlight on…

It's a few months since I started showcasing my special Diamond Dozen.  Thank you to one and all for sharing their insights and tips. As I explained at the beginning of the series, leadership is not about hierarchy or status; it's not a role.  Leadership is a mindset.   And, as such, we can all... Continue Reading →

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