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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Jargon

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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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