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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3 questions that help avoid that urgent slog to nowhere

TweetImagine (or maybe you live this)… It’s Wednesday afternoon and you’ve been asked to drop everything and prepare a letter, report, presentation for someone. It’s urgent. Your adrenaline kicks in so your whip out your superhero cape and direct all your attention to attending to the request. All that your were working on, your ToDo list, possibly even your scheduled...
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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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Management Coaching Moment #1

TweetHere’s a classic Management Coaching Moment, it is based on a real coaching conversation with all names removed/changed: Manager: I come in early so I can get at least an hour’s worth of quiet time to clear my desk before others start to turn up. Then last week, Pam started coming in early too and she would come over to me and talk to me, and talk, talk, talk… can’t...
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Management Delete

TweetI was listening intently on a webinar, where the presenter was talking about pitches and sales; she stated the following statistic (I’ll paraphrase):   … Decision makers take approximately 2.7 seconds on an email and 5 – 7 seconds on the phone to decide if they will: 1.  read on, 2.  forward it on, or 3. delete it / switch off and stop listening! Managers...
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