Ever since Bill Clinton used the phrase ‘It’s the economy, stupid’ in his successful 1992 campaign for the US Presidency, it has been almost an article of faith that voters will, at the end of the day, elect leaders on
This is the eighth in a series of Ten Keys to High Performing Teams. This article looks at the role that conflict resolution plays in workplace performance. Conflict, like change, is inevitable. But it does not have to be destructive.
This is the fourth article in a series on 10 keys to high performing teams. You can see the original post here. The links between productivity and workplace relationships are so obvious they hardly need spelling out. You are much
The birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, October 2, is a good time to reflect on the theme of leadership and how politics can be a great force for good. I write as a bitterly divided US congress has led to the
This is the third in a series of posts exploring 10 keys to getting high performing teams. This one looks at the third key: aligning personal goals with organisational goals. A recent article in Fast Company magazine made some interesting
From my own learning and observations, one of the biggest barriers to trust in the workplace, and by extension to productivity, is the habits of blame and shame that manifest into toxic blaming and low-trust cultures. Brené Brown has been
This is the first of a promised series of posts exploring 10 keys to getting high performing teams. This one looks at having the right people in the right jobs. A key part of this comes at the recruiting stage.
Join me on 27th August at 9am for a Candid Conversation webinar with Ian Berry on Google Hangouts. We’ll be talking about the relationship between community, good relationships and high performance. You can find more details here. While you are
Back in February I travelled to India to participate in an international conference, Dialogue on Democracy, in Panchgani, Maharashtra. I was last there 27 years ago so it was interesting to reconnect with familiar places and faces and also to
Discovering the Other goes hand in hand with Discovering Yourself. You cannot have one without the other. On the one hand, you cannot discover your own identity except, as J Krishnamurti puts it, ‘through the mirror of relationships’. All of