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Capability - Part 2

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Why you should be worried if people in your business are saying "I don't know how..." And what to do about it

Wind-up or Shine?

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If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished? Image for you to download #Inspiration #Reframing #Feedback

Behavioural Choice and Change (2/2)

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Nine strategies for adopting new behaviours at work. For when you need a different way of doing things:

Excellent!

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New image update for you to download. Plus some brief views on striving for #excellence and how important this is

Brief Lessons from Books - Ant Middleton’s ‘First Man In’

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Five great lessons from 'First Man In'; personal learning from @antmiddleton Sunday Times' best-seller

Capability - Part 1

Why teaching new skills isn’t enough by itself to make people more capable or to generate new behaviours at work

Older Articles

The Motivation Equation

Motivation is like a chain - only as strong as its weakest link. Here's my top five tips for motivating yourself and others

A Stake in the Game

Musings on the structural factors that help people feel ownership of their work

Are You a Leader?

How do you measure up to these contemporary definitions of leadership?

Three Leadership Lessons Inspired by Long Walk to Freedom

How do we apply the kind of strength and courage that we know is inside us, and lead other people to victory, when it's not clear at all who or what the enemy is?

Manifesto

Here's one of my personal posts which friends really seemed to like. Thought I'd share for everyone to see - a new manifesto:

Men and Organisational Politics

The three kinds of men who fall foul of small-p organisational politics. Why and what to do about it.

Adventure

How's your adventure-level? It's about feeling the rapture of being alive. Without it, we get risky and aggressive leadership.

Motivation: Towards Pleasure and Away From Pain

Here's how to discover something new about your own motivations and those of the people around you
Give some recognition today

International Recognition Day

Great leaders tell people what a difference they make. Here's how:
where is your leadership absent?

The Truant Shadow

Why some men are absent from their leadership at work and in families - and what to do about it.

Re-Thinking Male Leadership

Masculinity; it's always better to light a candle than to curse the darkness:

Men, Leadership & Teaching

The social pressures that get in the way of men choosing teaching as a career