The Culture Shaper
Jul28

The Culture Shaper

The story below is a chapter from one of our future books, currently going under the working name of “The Culture Shaper”. Alain always demanded attention, and today would be no different. His suit carried a designer label, his shoes were shining and his trademark handkerchief was neatly on display in his jacket pocket. Standing in a meeting room on the top floor of the Brighton hotel, his eyes were irresistibly drawn to...

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Make a habit of using we-talk
Jul22

Make a habit of using we-talk

Want a team where people work together, “all for one and one for all”? Then here’s a practical recommendation. Make a habit of using we-talk. When you talk about the team, with the team or outside it, use words that demonstrate your commitment to the team, and encourage others to do the same. Use the word we, and mean it. Here are some examples: We have some great opportunities to…Together we can…How can we solve...

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7 Impact hacks for job interviews
Apr29

7 Impact hacks for job interviews

Do you have a job interview coming up? Whether online or face to face. Or maybe you want to make sure you are ready for your next important interview? And want to make a really good impression, have great impact? Then check out these 7 impact hacks to help you do just that: Hack 1. Be prepared Think through specific examples of when you’ve done great things in previous jobs or in research, analysis or collaboration at school or...

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Let’s embrace the certainty of never-ending Change
Mar16

Let’s embrace the certainty of never-ending Change

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy Do you ever wish things could remain the same for a while? Do you feel like there’s too much change? Do you wish it could just slow down, even if just for a while? To give you a chance to catch up? Yes, we probably all have those wishes at times. Change is all around us though, it’s our constant companion – and for...

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Leadership in 2020 – as predicted in 2014
Feb18

Leadership in 2020 – as predicted in 2014

In 2014 we were asked to write an article about what leadership would look like in 2020, and why. The published article follows below. Have a read – does this represent the leadership landscape of 2020? And what do you think are the leadership development trends for the next few years? Please comment below. Thanks! Leadership is fluid and dynamic, it is changing continuously. What leadership was all about 20 years ago has...

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Creating a lasting legacy
Feb14

Creating a lasting legacy

More than ever, the world needs leaders who are strategically focused on the long-term picture; long-term sustainable organisational success – not just their own short-term success. Have you observed how when a new (senior) leader joins a team/division/organisation they are typically expected to put their own ‘mark’ on it? We call this a ruler leader. Everyone’s eyes are on them; what will they do? What’s...

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