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6 Ways to P*ss Off Your Staff – Guaranteed!

6 Ways to P*ss Off Your Staff – Guaranteed!

One of my coaching clients mentioned to me the other day that he was working on some "anti-goals". Rather than focusing on what he wants to achieve in his personal and professional life, he's finding it more helpful to make a list of what he doesn't want...

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“She’s great at her job, but…”

“She’s great at her job, but…”

On at least three separate occasions over the last couple of weeks I've had clients make comments to me along those lines, and it's frankly getting annoying. Please don't tell me "She's great at her job [Finance Manager by the way], but terrible at managing...

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Conquering the Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Conquering the Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team model (above) was developed by Patrick Lencioni, author of the best-selling book of the same name and founder and president of The Table Group, a US-based management consulting firm.  The model, drawn from Lencioni's experiences in...

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How Strong Are the Links in Your Management Chain?

How Strong Are the Links in Your Management Chain?

​I'm sure we've all had the experience at one time or another of seeing apparently sound decisions fall apart at the point of implementation, or otherwise proceed but result in unintended consequences.  This can of course happen in connection with any type of...

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Focus on Leadership and Culture: Dependent

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Dependent

In a recent article, we introduced the Human Synergistics Circumplex™, a proven framework to measure, report, discuss and better understand individual and collective human behaviours, and their impact upon business and organisation performance (refer: Catching Smoke:...

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Focus on Leadership and Culture: Dependent

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Dependent

In a previous article, we introduced the Human Synergistics Circumplex™, a proven framework to measure, report, discuss and better understand individual and collective human behaviours, and their impact upon business and organisation performance (refer: Catching...

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