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The blog has returned from its sabbatical, unpacked its suitcases and is settling in...

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Dreams and Reality

Posted on April 2016   |   Posted by Howard Lees

Business workshop meeting rooms the world over are festooned with flip chart paper blu tacked to walls with the output from employees writing down what they should be doing, could be doing better etc. Let's call them 'workplace dreams'...

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APR

Managers in Leaders' Clothing, on Leaders' Salaries

Posted on April 2016   |   Posted by Howard Lees

I have written previously about the worst of the three extremes of leader stereotypes being 'the dithering bureaucrat'. The other two stereotypes in this caricature are 'the egotistical lunatic' and 'the great leader'...

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MAR

Drop the Dead Donkey

Posted on March 2016   |   Posted by Howard Lees

Another week of safety problems. Don't worry, no-one got hurt...

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MAR

A Welcoming Smile

Posted on March 2016   |   Posted by Howard Lees

I visited a restaurant the other day and I was greeted by a woman adorned with lots of flowing clothes. She frowned and said...

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MAR

It's Not Linear, It's Organic

Posted on March 2016   |   Posted by Howard Lees

I watched the long awaited 'next' Ted talk by Sir Ken Robinson the other day...

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OCT

Rewarded in accordance with the rules?

Posted on October 2015   |   Posted by Howard Lees

I heard of two instances the last few weeks of people doing great work in organisations with a stark difference in how they were recognised by their managers...

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SEP

Most Humans...

Posted on September 2015   |   Posted by Howard Lees

Most humans are competent and know the basics of time management...

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A Busy Fool?

Posted on September 2015   |   Posted by Howard Lees

I remember an 'Asterix' cartoon...

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SEP

Dialogue

Posted on September 2015   |   Posted by Howard Lees

The value of changing your frame of reference...

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