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The benefits of being wrong

The benefits of being wrong

Most of us will grow old, but not many of us will become mature. When my wife and I first got married it was a bit of a shock to realise that we did not agree on everything. In addition, when there was a disagreement it became an issue. Somehow for both of us,...
Location, location, location

Location, location, location

Mature people mature people One of the things that leaders have to think about is the development of the members of their team. It is an interesting challenge, and is a responsibility that comes with the role. Whether you are the leader of an organisation that...
Types and Styles

Types and Styles

What you are and what you do One of the objections I often hear about identifying people’s behaviour tendencies, or characteristics, or the type of person they are, or their wiring, is that people think or feel that they are being boxed. This is actually a valid...
Rewards and Gifts

Rewards and Gifts

Excuse the pun, but understanding rewards and gifts, and using them as a tool in your toolbox, can be one of the most rewarding exercises you can engage in as a leader. As a point of departure, you need to know that rewards and gifts are not either or, they are both...
Managing Perceptions

Managing Perceptions

  Salt looks like sugar   Managing perceptions   The effectiveness of any leader is determined by their ability to manage multiple entities at the same time. The best and most concise definition of “management” I have found is: “Management is a...