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Let My People Go Surfing

Yvon Chouinard is founder and owner of Patagonia, one of the leading outdoor clothing and equipment brands. This month, Piers Carter reviews Chouinard’s book entitled ‘Let my People go Surfing – the education of a […]

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Why say why?

There’s a queue at the photocopier. They all have to wait. Yet everyone, almost every time, agreed to a queue jumper. So what had Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer stumbled upon that soon became the first […]

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Learning in Teams and The Beatles

What has setting up learning and review methods in teams and the Beatles got in common? If you’re thinking: ‘Not a lot’, you’re right. However, Caroline Allen’s article explains how to do the former and […]

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Sliding your audience into a stupor?

Preparing slides for a presentation? When was the last time you saw someone present and found them so engaging, you gushed afterwards to your colleagues as follows: ‘How amazing! So powerful how he transitioned from […]

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Teams Under Pressure

We wanted to understand how teams succeed when working under extreme pressure. Interviewing leaders of businesses including a logistics company whose business was blown up in the Buncefield explosion: a brewery business drowned by flooding: […]

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Building Motivation & Trust

Building motivation and trust in those around you is an essential capability of leaders. Here are 10 quick questions for leaders to ask themselves periodically to make sure they are staying on top of their […]

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