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An astronaut’s take on high-performing teams

An astronaut’s take on high-performing teams

Average Reading Time: 2 minutes In December 2018 I was fortunate enough to be in the incredible company of Chris Hadfield, one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world.   What follows are six key lessons that we can all apply to take the teams and organisations that we lead from good, […]

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Clarity and Confusion

Clarity and Confusion

Average reading time: 2 minutes 20 seconds It never ceases to amaze and scare me just how easy it is for two or more incredibly bright, successful people to walk out of a meeting with a completely different view of what was just agreed. I remember this happening when I was Head of HR at […]

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A tale of two teams

A tale of two teams

Average reading time: 3 minutes 30 seconds If you are in any sort of leadership position, you will almost certainly be part of two teams. There is the team that you lead and the team that you are a member of. The latter is the one led by your boss and made up of a […]

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Stop trying to motivate your team

Stop trying to motivate your team

I’m always being asked questions about motivation. Questions like “How do I motivate my team?” or “How do I keep my team motivated?”. This is a really common dilemma for leaders and managers at all levels. Whether you are a newly promoted team leader, a divisional head in a major PLC, an MD or CEO […]

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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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