Foster Wisdom: It’s part of Productive Leadership

TweetWhilst in the United Arab Emirates recently I visited the Louvre Abu Dhabi on Yas Island and picked up the book written by Ruler of Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, “Reflections on Happiness & Positivity”.   I want to share with you the last sentence from the back cover blurb: “The way to repay our educators is to educate. The way to foster wisdom is to...
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I hate being a manager!

TweetAt a recent presentation on management skills, as part of the opening I asked the group who is currently a manager and of that group who knows they do not like managing.  It was great to see an honest and open response with one attendee quite animated about detesting being a manager. As the event progressed I overheard the manager proclaim his frustration about getting work done, “I...
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3 Success Tips for Leaders in New Management Positions

TweetI was recently interviewed by Irene Ross (and Jay Singh on camera) from Miracus, here it is. (Apologies for background noise.) Let me know what you think; please share your 3 success tips! [youtube width=”500″...
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3 ‘…tions’ of Development for New Managers

TweetOver the years I’ve noticed a lot of 3-point, 5-point, 10-point plans, lists, this’n’that’s for achieving something – be it ‘success’, a skill, retirement, a million dollars, etc., etc.  While some may seem quite naive, I really like these as I believe the underlying premise is to simplify a process or approach and I’m all for making something...
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A question for HR, L&D & Senior Management:

Tweet “At some point in my life, if I did not recognise the worth in other people I would not succeed in my position” – Dr Fiona Wood This quote acts like a check and balance for me; every time I read it I am further determined to challenge thinking, drive performance, draw out learning, growth and insight.     This quote has so much potential.   Suggested Conversation:...
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