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When you change the way you look at things....do the things you look at change?

When Henry Ford built the first Model T production line in 1908 it wasn't the first assembly plant in the world: but it was the first one to change what it meant to build a car. In the factory itself Ford reversed how a production line worked.....
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Can a resolution really make a difference?

Welcome to another year and that time of hope and fresh resolutions. When talk of change fills the air….. this is the year when I make that career change, really do lose weight, sort out my relationship with a difficult colleague or change my diary to take the kids to school every day. It's a time of new resolve and power to make the future line up with our ambitions and aspirations....
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What does leadership style have to do with business growth?

In times of recession there's a tendency to manage the bottom line by seeking efficiency improvements to reduce transaction costs. This results in a general tendency to conformity and control that influences leadership thinking and shapes how leaders operate day to day....
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Why are time and attention the new leadership advantage?

Saying goodbye to what you know and love is always hard. Saying hello to what's new can be fun…exciting…daunting…scary. If it's hello to a new way to work - especially if it's tech-enabled - then for many of us it's a mixed hello. More of a hmmm…lo. Telling people it's the future, it's faster or cost effective might persuade our rational, logical minds, but it's not enough to change how we operate, to alter our behavior. To do that takes something else: .....
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How do we bring our full knowing to the challenges of sustainability?

'Artful knowing' is concerned with how we come to know, how we cultivate our imaginative capacities and what we allow to inform our decision-making in pursuit of creating more sustainable systems, structures and organisations.
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To what extent are we all Thatcherites?

This is written in the week in which Margaret Thatcher died. Ever since the announcement of her death, the printed and online media have been awash with analyses and opinion pieces attempting to grasp the extent to which our lives, our personal and social lives and also our political and economic ones, have been shaped by Thatcherite politics.
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