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What's the point of appreciation?

When did the business world turn into a place where we have to find appreciating ways to express a negative? When did critical feedback become a “learning edge”? Why does bad news have to be called a “learning opportunity....
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How would you re-invent your management?

Given that the field of management is now about 80 years old – depending when you date it from – how would you invent your own management practices if you were to start from scratch today…
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Can organisations always do the right thing?

Whilst trying to get a less jaundiced perspective on the new past time of ‘bank bashing,’ we started to speculate about what drives people in organisations to do things that end up having drastic consequences. Do they know the potential implications at the time they act? Do they believe...
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Why are tips and techniques so compelling....and do they work?

Browsing an airport book store last week we noticed how many books were offering short cuts to….well, everything. Thinner bodies, bigger muscles, more money, smarter delegating, greater happiness, more time....
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Is reflection career limiting?

Last week, one of us attended a presentation by a group of Coventry University researchers on the use of ‘critical reflection’ in business. They wanted to understand ..........
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