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Snoozing on the Job

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Should leaders pay more attention to the quality and quantity of their sleep?

"Thanks, your work was almost adequate"

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What *should* leaders say and do when someone's work is disappointing?

Smarter, Stronger, Completer

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You are Smarter than you think, Stronger than you feel, and more Complete than you imagine

Efficient + Effective = Elegant

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Why a stripped-back approach and a deep understanding of function is the most graceful way to empower people

Health and Work

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Well-being has a huge impact on success at work. Can you be physically and emotionally healthy and hold down a demanding job?

What Not To Do

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Perfectionising, Distractifying, Trivianeering and 4 more things that should be on your Not-to-do list

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Go for it

How lucky are you feeling?

Thinking at work isn't dead - is it?

The smartest bloke I ever knew used to start work with his feet on the desk. Is that still important?

You are amazing

When you get to really see people for who they are, their light and their dark, they are truly inspiring!

(re)Invention

Never be afraid to reinvent your business

Paradoxes

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Courage follows fear - and four other important things that happen the wrong way around

Leading from the Light Side

One change that makes all the difference to your leadership, management and personal fulfilment

Seven Essential Leadership Tools

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Visual thinkers will love this. My seven essential leadership tools; but can you name all seven from the images alone?

Assumptions Afternoon

The assumptions and the mind-reading are still rampant at work. Co-designing is the answer - if you're brave enough

Motivation for Leaders

Why my favourite go-to motivational quote still has three fatal flaws; and what leaders should do about them:

More on Outcome Focus

Is this the most powerful question you can ever ask?

Self-Awareness (2b): Impact and Results

In your interactions with other people, do you always get the result you'd intended?

The Supportive Boss

Leaders: 7 things your struggling employee needs to hear you say