September 2017

28
Sep

As Homer Says

I have noticed that there are some leaders who are able to hold challenging conversations easily and effortlessly, who are able to communicate difficult and often unpleasant news with equanimity, balance and effectiveness, who are able to ‘trade in the truth’ with themselves and with others; and there are some that can’t.

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21
Sep

Environment

I wonder, how much attention do we pay to the environment that we are creating? I am not necessarily referring to the physical environment, such as the space, furniture, design etcetera, although that is undoubtedly important; but the cultural and perhaps spiritual environment.

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14
Sep

Philosophy

It’s an interesting word and you may feel that it has little or no place in business but the opposite is surely true. As Google is my friend I looked up the word and one of the definitions said “a theory or attitude that acts as a guiding principle for behaviour”.

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07
Sep

Take A Little Time

One of the organisations I am involved with used to have a ritual at the beginning of every board meeting. It used to open with a prayer. Now I am not a particularly or overtly religious person and over time that ritual has been allowed to lapse. It was, for some, slightly awkward but I have questioned the wisdom of letting the practice disappear.

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