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Where are all the women?

International Women's Day and the twittersphere and the blogosphere are beginning to hum with the annual tunes about what women are up to…...must be nearly March 8th then. The annual fest to show togetherness, celebrate women and all they've achieved, how far they've come and....
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What do recent organisational crises have to do with culture?

A common conclusion from inquiries into the British Press, the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and the Banks cite the prevailing culture as a primary contributor to the problems. Culture is in the spotlight but what is it? How does it become dysfunctional?...
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Are you stuck in an old story?

If you are putting a lot of time and energy into trying to develop a new story for your organisation and finding that the more you strive to change the story the more you get bogged down in the old one then you might be caught in a Monkey Trap...
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How do we create a New World of banking?

There is a crisis of confidence in banking, not just in the UK but globally. It’s no longer clear to ordinary people how banks are contributing to society beyond the making of money for shareholders....
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Do leaders need to practice being leaders?

With the Olympics underway, the astounding abilities of athletes and the training it takes to be one, are beginning to emerge. Michael Phelps’ legendary regime of eating, sleeping and swimming (and nothing else)...
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Is there austerity leadership - in times of austerity?

As the politicians of the Western world struggle to find solutions to the economic meltdown that’s affecting everyone but the most affluent, we’re all having to adjust to how our world is changing. Words that we are unused to using, let alone experiencing, are becoming part of our everyday language: austerity measures, the squeezed middle, boom and bust, market liquidity, capital contagion etc etc
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