Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Risks of ‘Knowing’ The Rules

  All through our lives we learn ‘rules’. Anything from ‘Wash your hands before dinner’ to ‘Good goals are SMART goals’ and even ‘All men are #%s*#%^*’. Is it a good idea to ‘know’ the rules? Well, it depends. Robert Sternberg and … Continue reading

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How Promising Managers Sometimes Derail Their Careers…and How to Prevent It

According to The Centre for Creative Leadership almost 1 in 2 of the managers who have the makings of success fail to reach their potential. They ‘derail’ and are either demoted, fired, plateau or opt for early retirement (William A Gentry). … Continue reading

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What Facebook Can Teach Managers About Building Engagement

Facebook is amazing at building and maintaining engagement. From a behavioural science perspective, Facebook is set up in a way that encourages engagement. How does it do it and what can it teach us? 1. Facebook makes it very, very … Continue reading

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What A Missing Chicken Can Teach You About Conflict Resolution

Today one of my chickens went missing. I had let the chickens out to scratch in the backyard and one of them went AWOL. Three hours later I came across her in the front garden. I was cross with her. … Continue reading

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