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but in the end nobody did it


We all know the lines about everybody knowing that somebody would do it, but in the end nobody did it; it’s a little off pat, but rings nicely true and it sums up one of the basic issues of leadership that is often overlooked (see foot of blog for the full story). Read more…

on the pros and cons of protégés


I mused here last week on succession planning and one part of that is the possibility of having a protégé. It is a complex relationship, almost a partnership, and can be very beneficial when it works well. Certainly I have had the delight of seeing a number of people that I have taken under my wing go on to do well in their careers. Read more…

is your scope creeping?


Scope creep has become an accepted term in project management and, sadly, it has become one you seem to hear more and more. It isn’t something that you can entirely eliminate, but that is no reason not to be trying. Scope creep will almost always cost more in terms of time and money so avoiding the worst Read more…

what is truth?


One of the things that I try to pass on to others is the art of decision making. It is something that began to fascinate me as I moved through the ranks of management and began to recognise the differences between managing and leading and is something that I am still wrestling with. Read more…


The world is really all about relationships; how different species relate to each other and within each species and all that. It’s what we call the balance of nature. It affects so much of what we do and vice versa, for on a macro level we have the matter of the environment and on a micro level we have our business and personal relationships. Read more…

“I had no choice; it was me or him”


The quote was on a news item, but it could have been from anywhere in any number of business situations that I have been in over the years. Many of us will have said it too, but it is nonsense because there is a clear choice in the statement; “me or him”. What we really mean is that we took the selfish choice. Read more…

empowerment is not a panacea


“Empower your people” is a commonly heard cry and has been for a few years now, but is it really what you want to do? Read more…