Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Flaw

I recently watched a brilliant film, called The Flaw which explored the global financial crisis and its causes. Capitalism is a system which, through its invisible hand is able to benefit the many via the self interest of the few.  … Continue reading

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How to Build Engagement and Vitality

Are you willing to invest energy in your work? Do you persist in the face of difficulty and give your full attention to your work when you are at work? Do you feel like your work matters? Do you care … Continue reading

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When Your Mind is Saying: ‘You Just Aren’t Good Enough’

I want to tell you a secret…I have a fierce ‘I am not good enough story’ running today. It has been in my face on and off most of the day. What triggered it? My dear friend and co-blogger, Rob … Continue reading

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Care with Labels (2) – Non Talent Management?

And so it came to pass that one day, having been considered ‘talent’ for most of my life, and having spent most of my energy on defending this ludicrous position, I eventually became known as ‘non talent’.  Anti talent? Whatever, … Continue reading

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Care with Labels – Lessons for Talent Management

Be careful with labels.  That’s what Julian McNally warns in his excellent blog post: “Labels, including diagnostic ones, are only useful to the extent they enable constructive action”. This got me thinking about labels within organisations.  One of the most … Continue reading

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Shifting Perspectives Could Improve Your Health

If you look at your writing how much do you use words like: I, me, my and how often do you use: you, we, he, she? James Pennebaker’s research suggests that when people’s use of pronouns is flexible i.e. some … Continue reading

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Finding True North: How to Clarify Values (part 2)

In my previous post I talked about the need to explore values and look for patterns across a number of different tests.  That’s because I am sceptical that there is a single list of values which covers every context.  The … Continue reading

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