Category Archives: Leadership Skills

7 steps to build Trust

I know it’s a bit early to call it, but I reckon one of the hot topics for 2017 is going to be Trust.  I guess that’s not surprising, given what’s going on in the US, Russia and elsewhere.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Manager versus Leader. Confused?

Last week I coached an experienced sales professional as part of the follow up on a Leadership course he attended.  We were getting along fine, finding much to agree on over how dysfunctional the human race is becoming, the immigration … Continue reading

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Leadership: saying “yes” when you really want to say “no”?

My nephew David is an inspiring young man.  In his late teens he quit college and set up his own graphics design business with a friend.  2 years later they sold up and he decided to go it alone whilst … Continue reading

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Inspirational Leadership: what’s the story?

Great leaders tell great stories. Stories engage people, are easy to pass on, are easy to remember,  and – crucially – they appeal to the part of the brain where we make our decisions.  If you want something to get … Continue reading

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Want to know who’s going to win the election? Easy: check out their jaw jut.

We are all doomed.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  The utter irrationality of human decision making is currently making itself felt in the election process in the USA, as it has done in elections worldwide for … Continue reading

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“One of the finest and most uplifting speeches of all time.” How Chaplin still speaks to us.

75 years ago, with America on the brink of joining in the Second World War, Charlie Chaplin made his film “The Great Dictator.”  It is a satirical political comedy-drama designed to confront Hitler, Mussolini, fascism, anti-semitism and the Nazis.  It … Continue reading

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