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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

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Great Minds Discuss Ideas

Why nobody cares about your status in the monkey house of work - and neither should you

Leadership by Enablement

The four R's of leading by enabling others: resources, reputation, resilience and range

Sweet Spot

Getting into the "Sweet Spot" - right on top of your game, in the moment and making a difference

Solve One Problem at a Time

How to deal with intractable problems and make powerful progress without having to kill an elephant

Fear and Difficult Behaviour - full handout to download

The Four Directions of Fear and how they lead to difficult behaviour at work - full handout to download

We'll Deal With it

What should leaders do in times of trouble?

Time Management - Evolving

As your career and your leadership roles progress, how should your Time Management evolve to keep up?

Leadership, Power and Empowerment

What leaders should really be doing if they want to #empower people, and five coaching questions that help:

Snowplough Leadership and Volunteers

A few ideas to kick around if you lead volunteers, or just want to play with Snowplough Leadership

Leonardo da Vinci's Top 7 Tips for (not) Goal-Setting

Why there's a 50% chance that setting SMART goals won't work for you; and what to do about it

The Die Hard Guide to Getting Stuff Done

5 killer tips from Die Hard's John McClane for when you just have to be at your most #productive

Don't let your Outer Critic get out of Control

Four expert ways for leaders to ditch their Outer Critic and inspire people instead