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World Cup fever has really taken hold and it has been a brilliant tournament so far. Watching some of the games it has made me reflect on a question I often ask when I am coaching or running leadership workshops. It’s a philosophical point that is very indicative of the Mindset of the leader. Would

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Leadership lessons I learnt from being a geeky kid…

When I was growing up I was always a big fan of fantasy books and games! My favourite book of all time is the Lord of the Rings, Tolkien’s masterpiece. I have read it countless times and until the films were produced would probably read it at least once a year. I guess as a

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Royal Connection…

So the long awaited society event of the year is about to happen. When Meghan Markle walks down the aisle to marry her Prince the whole world it seems will stop and watch… What is it about events like this that captures the combined imagination of the world? The pomp and the ceremony will be

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Lifelong learning…

This weekend children and parents all across the country will be nervously anticipating the start of the round of SAT tests next week. No matter the age or the level, the kids will have been learning day by day – expanding their understanding of the world and topics ranging from the traditional maths and English

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Be MINDful

So today 871 people and I will start a month long challenge to raise money and awareness for the charity MIND. We have each set ourselves a goal of the number of miles we will run during the calendar month of May. This has got me thinking a lot about the impact we can have

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Thank you for your candour…

I have been spending a lot of time recently reflecting on honesty… it seems to me that there is a deficit in the honesty that exists between leaders and their teams in many organisations.

As I have reflected on this I don’t think that dishonesty lies behind this lack of candour. It seems that as leaders we are just afraid to have honest and straight conversations for fear of a) upsetting people; b) fear of implications; c) fear of being seen as a “boss” with all it’s negative connotations.

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