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Six Things that Great Time-Management is about NOT doing

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"#1 Will Surprise You!" (It won’t – that’s just my silly way of highlighting that #1 is about NOT getting distracted.)

Zooming, Storming, Norming and Performing - Teams and Video Conferencing

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How Video-conferencing is impacting the way that teams perform and making us miss crucial problems

Beauty and Redemption

James Bond and William Morris on why beauty is important in our work and our workplaces

You Cannot Pour From an Empty Cup

As we go into the Covid19 bounce-back phase, how Bruce Lee can help us to top-up our Resilience, Willpower and Empathy

Invictus

The poem Invictus: part of a series of short videos where I share things which have inspired me.

Rules of Behaviour and Social Distancing

Why some people won't social distance, why some people won't tell them to, and why others are outraged

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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