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3 words to remove from your vocabulary


I have been observing people’s use of language and correlating it to how they are able (or not) to achieving their ambitions. The following 5 words are keeping you dependent rather than independent or interdependent: Need This is a word

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A case study in being enapay


A couple of years ago, there was a project opportunity to implement a lean cell within a manufacturing organisation. The opportunity was frankly scary! It was being exposed to something that the project manager did not believe they had any

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Environment of trust


Are you working in an environment of trust? Whether you are looking to deliver an important project, achieve your annual objectives, or considering a new opportunity, a vital ingredient to support the above is to have an environment of trust.

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What does bravery mean to you?


I was reading Daniel Goleman’s latest book ‘Focus – the hidden driver of excellence’ and as often the case, the words triggered something in me to investigate further (a mirror to myself of something to look at)… Goleman describes bravery

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Be Yourself….don’t wear a mask…


I have written on a number of occasions about the importance of being authentic and true to yourself. This factor has risen and risen in importance for me over the last few years. I have worked to combine some of

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Trust – a key ingredient to success


Trust has been a hot topic of mine of late, and I have been reading and posting some thoughts about trust, how to build it, improve it, ensure you have it as a key ingredient within a team environment. Working

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Leadership Lessons from Simon Sinek


Simon Sinek is an optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Simon is described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” and he is teaching leaders and organisations to inspire people to

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People don’t resist change


As a strong advocate and practitioner of change and improvements, when I came across an article with the above title, it drew me in… The essence of the article for me is about how we as leaders are not creating

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Fewer heroes, more farmers


I have been reviewing some of my lean learning, and it took my back to some of Jim Womack’s work that I had read. In Jim’s article ‘Fewer Heroes, More Farmers’ which was written a number of years ago, and

the gift of feedback – improving your personal leadership


There are some simple tool that you can adopt to help you understand and gain insight into how others see you, and what behaviours and approaches work really well, what behaviours and approaches might help from a little tweaking, and

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