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COP 21 (the Paris climate conference) was NOT a cop out…

or How do you implement strategies that cope with the future? The MSM (Mainstream Media) who have the capacity to be one of the less helpful elements of democratic societies, were quick to criticise COP 21 for not getting anyone … Continue reading

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Action Learning – The Delegation Test

The delegation test: can you let your staff or children learn? Legend has the father of Action Learning, Reg Revans, sitting in the HQ of the newly nationalised coal industry. In the brave new world that was 1946, people were … Continue reading

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Norfolk Nights – The Tale of Albert and Eleanor

  It helps the tale if, in the reading of it, you pronounce Albert in the French way ‘Al-bair’, and know that Eleanor, despite bearing a name that comes from France, was actually English.  They were both in the autumn … Continue reading

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‘Poker Face’ – and the second language of communication

There are many things that happen to us that suggest adopting a poker face would be a smart move.  You may be teased when young, or you may suffer bullying, and showing that you are affected is the last thing … Continue reading

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Interviews – who’s in charge? (being a successful interviewee)

You are about to be interviewed for a job you’d really like to have and you desperately hope you come across well.  Stop worrying about your performance, you just need the right interviewer to bring it out of you.  Worry … Continue reading

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Heroics At A Human Level

Last month I attended a re-union of the training department of what used to be one of the big accounting firms before they all merged to become the Big Four. People came from Scotland and Singapore (and via Southern Rail) … Continue reading

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Tough But Fair

When I was designing training for one of the big accounting firms, I assembled a group of young managers to be my panel of advisers. “What’s the best advice you’ve received on how to manage?” I asked them. One response … Continue reading

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