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Performance Appraisals

As we enter the season of performance appraisals it's important to remember how critical these are to creating a winning culture. If we get these right, then they will really help us ...
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Building a Diverse Organisation.

How do we build a diverse organisation? For me, it all has to start at Corporate. We need a diverse Corporate organisation, if we do not have this, then we are just ...
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Importance of Diversity

Diversity is key to our evolution as it brings new flavors in to our existing mix. Without diversity we can be one dimensional. As a male, white, Yorkshireman I share many traits ...
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Diversity and Inclusion

I have been asked to provide some thoughts on diversity. This is a huge topic, so I thought I would start off by talking about inclusion. I am a strong believer in ...
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Tradition or stagnation.

In practically all companies that I have worked when you ask the question why do we do something the way we do it, you get the answer, “because we’ve always done it ...
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Hero’s and Influences.

I was asked the other day, who was my biggest influence in a leadership context. I thought about it for a couple of minutes and I have to say it’s my father ...
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My first job, success or failure?

My first job straight out of University was as a Production Manager in Textile Wallcovering Factory based in Leeds. We basically produced very expensive wallpaper, where threads were blended and then attached ...
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Efficient V Effective.

There is a big difference between being efficient and being effective. When we are efficient, it means that we complete our tasks with the minimum amount of wasted time or effort. In ...
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Motivation but….

When it comes to motivating people we need to focus only on positives messages in order to maximise the impact. Too often I have heard leaders say, things like, that was a ...
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Mistakes, are they really a learning opportunity?

I've written a few posts on mistakes recently and their importance on our learning. But it occurred to me that we only ever learn from our own mistakes, and that other peoples ...
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Why we need to fail

Excellent video from Derek Sivers on the benefits of failure ...
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When you’re going through hell…keep going!

This is one of my favourite quotes and it comes from Winston Churchill, “when you’re going through hell, keep going”. It’s such an easy idea, but when you are going through hell, ...
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