The Humble Handshake

I bumped into a pal at the weekend. I haven’t seen him in a few years though interact most days online. As we shook hands in greeting and chatted briefly before moving off on our divergent routes I spent the rest of my hike thinking about how symbolic that handshake would be. Like so many…

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Bluesky thinking is exactly what we don’t need.

I’m sorry, I hate the phrase too. Its corporate speak and really what does it mean? Blue sky thinking refers to brainstorming with no limits. With this approach to idea generation, ideas don’t need to be grounded in reality. Rather, blue sky thinking sessions are open to all creative ideas regardless of practical constraints. To me its up…

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Sports in a post-pandemic world. 

Here in Western Europe we are deep in a lockdown resultitng from the global coronavirus pandemic. All non-essential work is suspended, the workforce told to stay at home, all public gatherings cancelled, no groups allowed on the streets, all sporting events postponed or cancelled. Some of the biggest spectator events are sports & music. SPORTS…

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A, B, C of Project Communications

The issue with communications is making yourself understood. Even though you may have a common language with the people you are communicating with, being understood is the key purpose of any project communication. Far too often we run into issues with communications between project team members and stakeholders who don’t quite grasp what each is…

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When the bull does it’s own thing..

There’s an arrogance attributed to bulls that is self perpetuating. Very few people want to go head to head with a bull which results in giving the bull power and a superiority complex. The bull quickly learns that no matter what it does it won’t be challenged which leads to more bullish behavior and even…

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Make or Break when you make a Mistake

Mistakes happen. It’s life. Making mistakes in business and learning from the lessons are what make us better people and leaders. When we make a mistake, how we address it will make or break our relationships with customers and others. Our actions can create and reinforce trust or eliminate trust altogether. Many of us as children…

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Business books to feed your brain..

I’m currently slap bang in the middle of “Leaders Eat Last” (paperback version as my Kindle is due a replacement) by Simon Sinek. It’s got me thinking about other books that should be on my shelf. Apart from the occasional distraction by a Stephen King novel most of what I read is informative – whether…

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