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Trust and Leaders

There’s a definite lack of trust at the moment – in our institutions, in politicians, and sometimes between leaders and their teams at work.  Trust arises from shared experience and our judgements of each other’s behaviour.   About trust: We trust people whom we regard as reliable and predictable – people who do what they […]

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Four Steps to Manage your Mood in Meetings

Ever sat in a meeting and felt frustrated, bored or irritable?  Wouldn’t it be better if instead you felt relaxed, curious and energised?  You can’t control what others say and do in meetings, but you can control your own responses, affect how you feel and influence other people.

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In Pursuit of Performance

Reading about Geraint Thomas’s victory in the Tour de France reminded me of the 4 Ps of excellence: passion, perseverance, practice and positive conditions.  It also reminded me that what makes a high performing team is….

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More Meeting Madness

This article in the CIPD’s People Management magazine has some useful tips for effective meeting behaviour, including the advice to have a clear plan of what you hope to achieve in a meeting.  I once worked in an organisation where, every time there was a problem, they would call a meeting….

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