Archive for December, 2010

Serendipity Rules

December 20, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Just noticed that ‘Sliding Doors’ has started on BBC2. It’s a favorite because it just shows the different possibilities we come across in every day we live. And how those fateful opportunities we are given are decided simply by minuscule slivers of fate. Isn’t life fab! Share this:

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10 Things for Managers To Do With a Spare Hour

December 20, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

There are those times when you’ve got your management act together when you reach those ‘One Minute Manager’ (Ken Blanchard) moments. In the first book of the series (there are lots of great follow-ups), our star manager ensures that he’s able to spend a fair bit of time gazing out of the window because all […]

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Goals – Bring ‘Em On

December 13, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

For many managers, career development is about putting the hours in, developing performance and skills and then moving up the ladder when the opportunity comes along. The next rung to climb may, depending on the organization (and how organized they are) be structured to bring the best out of the potential that manager seems to […]

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Leadership Lessons Out of ‘The West Wing’

December 6, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Many of you will remember that I’m steadily working my way through the 7 seasons of ‘The West Wing’ boxed set. And so far, it’s not difficult to appreciate why so many Americans (and others) would readily take Jed Bartlett as their President. There are many aspects of Bartlett that are agreeable and none more […]

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Valuing the The Curiosity of Employees

December 4, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

How do children learn? It is, after all, something we all have to do – and the formative years of kids are fascinating to observe. Children learn be experiencing new things. By having the freedom – whilst being protected by their carers as much as possible from harm – to explore anything and everything in […]

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