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4 Myths of Your Mind

Your brain is an amazing piece of work. The sub-conscious calculations that it can make in order for you to catch a ball in mid-flight is just one example of the effortless ease of your brain. Your mind can do … Continue reading

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Go for this in a conflict

Two of your team are in an argument and you’ve been called to sort them out. There are a few ways I’ve seen managers approach this complex issue. They are: Do nothing They leave it to themselves to resolve the … Continue reading

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Are You Missing This Power?

Managing people can be a mixed blessing at times. They can frustrate you, almost to the point of purposeful sabotage. Many managers and supervisors get swept up in the day-to-day “must-do” that they get burnt out trying too hard getting … Continue reading

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Have you got a ‘Jeremy Paxman’ on your team?

The combative and grumpy Jeremy Paxman has stepped down from Newsnight, the flagship BBC current affairs programme. His aggressive style of questioning raised their own questions within the hierarchy of the BBC-known affectionately as “Auntie”- and the only surprise to … Continue reading

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The Death of Pushy

We don’t like to be sold to, but we do love to buy. How many times has someone tried to “sell” something to someone and they are not going to buy? How many times have we sighed inwardly as we are … Continue reading

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We Are All Nairobians Now

When people discover what I do for a living, they say that it must be great to visit well-known international places and be paid for the privilege. I agree, but I often reply that a training room in Paris or … Continue reading

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The Leadership Trap

The Leadership Trap The Leadership Trap is a familiar story of success and then fading results: Senior Management want results across a number of areas and you are the one who is going to deliver these results, year after year. … Continue reading

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