Leadership and Management


Should we ‘Start with Why’?


7 12 April, 2016 Comments

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action Start with Why (How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action) is the title of Simon Sinek’s book, website and TED talk. Simon Sinek focusses on the fact that for a team to operate effectively everyone needs to be motivated and to feel that they…

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Delegation of authority the SMART way


7 25 November, 2013 Comments

How to delegate using SMARTER goals As a leader or manager you have to delegate tasks and authority in order for your team to work effectively towards achieving your aim. But this is simpler in theory than in practice. Often a leader’s’ experience is that – even when you think you have delegated something effectively…

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Are we more like Captain Kirk or Mr Spock? Do we make decisions out of passion or logic?


7 16 May, 2013 Comments

Captain Kirk and Mr Spock: What Star Trek tells us about human nature and making decisions With the latest runner from the Star Trek stable dashing onto the screens (Star Trek Into Darkness) we are once again exposed to a famous universe and a much loved movie relationship; that of Captain Kirk and Mr Spock….

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The World Cafe: Workshop Facilitation Method, Principles and Etiquette


7 30 April, 2013 Comments

The World Café Workshop, Meeting and Facilitation Method and Principles The World Café workshop methodology seeks to foster an environment that is good for conversations to develop. The approach (which is similar to the Gurteen Knowledge Café) is a style of workshop or meeting that gets authentic conversations started in order to encourage the sharing…

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The Importance of Inspiring Stories to Values and Achieving Goals


7 6 March, 2013 Comments

How stories give life to our principles and motivate us towards achieving our mission Logic and emotion are both of great importance to being effective. Sharing inspiring stories that demonstrate our values and highlight success help us to engage with both the logical and emotional sides of what we need to do. The Psychological Requirement to Connect…

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