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Window Dressing vs. Soul Searching

As a leader, how do you stop a PR emergency from being a witch-hunt? Until recently, not many people had heard of Sir Roger Scruton, a conservative Cambridge philosopher. And virtually no-one knew, or cared, that he had an advisory position with the UK government on buildings. But in recent weeks he’s been on a … Continued

Never Let A Misogynist Be A Leader

Donald Trump’s comments before a TV appearance in 2005, in an old recording carefully released just before the second TV debate, have ricocheted around the world. Some people have been very shocked. Some say they are not surprised, claiming that he has always flaunted his disregard for any notion of compassion, good manners and respect … Continued

Shakespeare 400 Years On Remains The Communication Master

In 2016 we continue to celebrate a genius writer that passed away 4 centuries ago. Of course I’m referring to the talent, the passion and the skill of William Shakespeare. So why are his plays and many works so enduring, why is he still celebrated today? The bard used fictional characters within great stories, epic … Continued

Is there really a difference between Leadership & Management?

There is a real difference between managing and leading. John Kotter, leadership professor at Harvard University, is quoted in The Guardian as arguing that; “Management is a set of processes that keep an organisation functioning. They make it work today – they make it hit this quarter’s numbers. The processes are about planning, budgeting, staffing, … Continued

Delegation – Allow Others To Succeed

I see it time and time again: the often-accidental belief that leadership means control. We’ve all known people who just can’t let go of things and often end up overshadowing others, whether colleagues or subordinates, to the point where they’re essentially directly supervising or sometimes even undertaking the work others are meant to be doing. … Continued

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