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What’s the number one job of a leader?

What’s the number one job of a leader?

Average reading time: 3 minutes 35 seconds “Ben, what’s the most important job of a leader?” That was the question that Bruce Scott, the Company Chairman, asked me over dinner one winter’s night. I hadn’t long been promoted to the Senior Leadership Team at World Challenge. I remember the conversation as if it were yesterday. […]

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Nine principles for taking your team from good to great…and beyond

Nine principles for taking your team from good to great…and beyond

Average reading time: 2 minutes Focus on team development, constantly. The only way to build a genuine high-performing team is to work, constantly, on being a high-performing team. Great teams are not built as a result of a single two-day offsite at a nice hotel.   Do the basics well, with ruthless consistency. Bells, whistles […]

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Radical candour

Radical candour

Average reading time: 3 minutes 12 seconds Despite having served in the British Army for ten years, I’m deeply uncomfortable with conflict. My drive to maintain harmony in all aspects of life is so strong that I’ll readily make personal sacrifices in the interest of avoiding any form of conflict.   It’s easy to put […]

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Basics done well

Basics done well

Average reading time: 1 minute 45 seconds I’ve just finished planning my day over a fantastic coffee in the café next to my office. In my moments of self-doubt (we all have them!) I sometimes think this is an expensive indulgence in terms of time and money. My inner saboteur tells me that I really […]

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