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  • It’s time to ditch your common sense!

    The problem with common sense is that it isn’t really common at all! It’s drawn from our own individual personal experiences and, as such, is as different as our own lives. A topic I’ve written about before: I work with leaders of businesses who regularly say ‘why didn’t they‘ (when referring to their latest ‘eejit employee’) just […]

  • ‘I’m a manager – not a psychologist!’

    In my 20 year career working with businesses and organisations in both the private, public and charity sector, I have used a wide variety of training methods and tools as a trainer and as a line manager/leader: from NLP (Neuro Lingustic Programming), MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) to Transactional Analysis. All of these interventions were […]

  • Leadership by common sense is not really leadership.

    Leaders either get what they want – or they get what they deserve. There is a widely held belief that an organisation would have few, if any, problems if only the employees would do their jobs correctly. In fact, the key to successful improvements more often lies in changes within the system where the work […]