Category: General

Truth and fear – poor bedfellows?

It has been a bad summer for truth and a good one for fear. Anyone who followed the Brexit campaign saw leaders pedalling the most outrageous misrepresentations of truths (aka lies). Perhaps the most obvious was the ‘Leave’ battle-bus which trumpeted the opportunity to repatriate the £350m that we allegedly give to the EU each …

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Leaders need help to be effective helpers

Leading is a lot more to do with accepting and giving help than we often realise. Many of us carry in our heads an image of how leaders should behave that is at odds with how people actually influence us (aka lead us).  Our model for leadership is rooted in a presumption that they should …

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The Economist on the collaboration curse

The Economist this week featured an interesting article in its Schumpeter column on the often hidden problems of the emphasis on collaboration throughout business and its impact on productivity, creativity and original thought. As a fan of collaboration in general, I was pleased and amused to read a lovely summary of the downsides it creates …

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Half-price goats and propositions

Just before Christmas I opened my inbox and was disturbed to see this intriguing offer from Oxfam. It was part of a drive to boost sales of Oxfam gift cards. These are cards that you give to someone to explain that as a present to them you have given a gift to a needy person …

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The Guardian on authentic politicians …

The Guardian had an interesting feature today on authenticity in politics written by David Shariatmadari which examines why the media profiles of politicians like Johnson, Sturgeon, Trump and Corbyn seem to have connected with the public.  The word he picks out is authenticity and he pulls out elements of the definition in straight talking and …

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