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Finding Betty

A CEO friend of mine attended a talk the other day on organisational culture. The speaker recounted the time he and his wife checked into a hotel bedroom. On the...


America’s safest employers rate high employee engagement

I read recently that the 12 Safest Companies in America all have one thing in common – a passion for safety. Question: How do you instil that passion? Answer: Employee...


Bored at work?

I always enjoy reading what David Bolchover has to say. I wonder how many of us concur with his view that while we might be just a little bored with...


What makes a good leader?

There has been an interesting, week-long-so-far debate on Melcrum’s SCM forum about what makes a good leader. The response has been amazingly varied. As the Conservative Party enters its final...



I never cease to be amazed by some of the language that comes out of companies today. And I don’t mean cursing and swearing. It’s the jargon that people use....


Blame our managers

When Adam Crozier recently remarked that a good proportion of Royal Mail managers were sub-standard, I suspect a large number of CEO’s secretly empathised with him, in the knowledge that...


Podcasting – a new vehicle for storytelling

Yup, we knew it all along. There’s no substitute for the human being when it comes to communication, but when you can’t get a load of humans in one place...


Left or right? It’s all in the brain

There really is a shift going on, says Daniel Pink, in how we are applying what goes on in the left and right spheres of our brains to how we...


Skilled incompetence starts at the top

The term 'Skilled Incompetents' really resonated with me when I read today's article by Dr James Rieley in The Daily Telegraph. This highlights the all-too-common practice of managers looking inwards...

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