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What would you choose? Loyalty or competence

Often in public and work life we see judgement clouded by personal loyalty. So when choosing new members of the team are you looking for competence above loyalty?  What are the consequences of choosing loyalty over competence? What do we know … Continue reading

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You don’t know who you are until you know what you can do. What can you do?

Often when we work with staff or teaching teams we ask the question. “What is it that you want to be able to do?” or sometimes, “What is it that you want your students to be able to do?”. In … Continue reading

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What should you do when the project is going wrong?

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Sir Winston Churchill, British politician (1874 – 1965) Do you have that feeling of going from one failure to another? Do you feel that … Continue reading

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So you want to be a better coach, manager and teacher?

The answer may well lie with Google.  Suprised?  Well, Google have undertaken an extensive programme to discover what knowledge, skills and attributes their managers need to support employees performance.  The project was code named Project Oxygen, I suppose to breath … Continue reading

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There will always be storms, know how to sail your ship.

(For someone close to me who is starting off in worklife – Diana) This wise advice I found on a sign in a store in Kennebunk Port Maine. It reminds us that we need a skill set that will serve … Continue reading

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Surviving “Retreats”

At this time of year there is an unusual level of activity devoted to “retreats“, “away days” and “strategy days”. Many managers believe that taking the team out of the office for the day, and having them engaging in games, … Continue reading

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Are you needing some new ideas in 2011?

via blogs.parc.com As the new year starts, we are often involved in planning pursuits, everything from corporate strategy to the family holiday. Here are some good ideas to help you get off to a good start. I am also a … Continue reading

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