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How to avoid being a bossy boss

Are you a natural leader, one your team happily follow to success, or is your position maintained by constant reminders that you’re in charge? A bossy boss – one who demands they are treated with authority – is never in a position of strength. The sole focus of a bossy boss is ‘I’ – the [...]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Performance Management|Result Type: Post

Networks, not circles: Social #HR

Somehow, I can’t bring myself to agree that the intention of the idea of ‘the hive mind’ was for someone to be the Queen Bee while the workers disseminate their wisdom for them in a constant low drone …

By | July 30th, 2013|Digital Learning|Result Type: Post

Defining Courage

Courage isn't just about bravery and derring-do. It also includes holding yourself accountable, encouraging pushback and seeking out feedback – including negative feedback – on your own behaviours and actions: taking the personally rough with the personally smooth. To quote Hemingway, “Courage is grace under pressure.”

By | January 31st, 2013|Agile Leadership|Result Type: Post

Don’t create statements, ask questions

A question invites a response in ways that a statement simply cannot. And if a statement is a description of an unsatisfactory state of affairs, something that moves us towards tackling it is definitely a first step. Statements may make diagnoses, but getting a diagnosis doesn’t cure the patient. Questions can help us dig below symptoms. Help us realise that not banging our head on the wall is a better step forward then taking painkillers.

By | January 28th, 2013|Agile Leadership|Result Type: Post