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    Leading in adversity

      In the West we tend to search for stability. Stability in our lives, stability at work, stability in our finances. We see it all around us as we search for a rhythm in our lives. Wake up at 6.30am,…

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    How to become a Global or International leader

    Here is an interesting question: “To successfully lead a global company do you have to have lived in another country?” To really understand how countries differ from one another you have to immerse yourself, at least once, in another culture.…

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    Evaluating that Internal move

    Every senior executive will experience it: that moment that you start talking seriously about that next move internally. We all know that once you get to the C-suite, moving up or around gets a lot harder. There is, by definition,…

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    Competencies versus Experience

    “You have the skills but you don’t have experience in this job, and I need someone with experience.” I’m sure you’ve all heard this before and I’d be interested to hear how you handled it. It is a bit like…

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    Public speaking

    So here is a post I hadn’t thought of posting. Public speaking is so personal and some people seem really good at it while others just don’t seem to get it. But a few minutes ago I thought I’d share…

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    The Importance of Storytelling

    Not only is Storytelling a skill it is in fact one of the greatest skills we should possess as leaders. Think about any great leader; and for the definition of “great” let me leave that up to you for once.…

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    Disruptive change

      Change is an inevitable part of being in any organization. You get on well with your human resources leader and then he decides to leave and take another job elsewhere. The head of marketing and sales speaks exactly your…

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    The Art of Negotiation

      Notice the title? Yes, it is really an art-form. And yes, there are loads of books on the subject, one written, in fact, by an old colleague of mine that I highly recommend (see the picture with this article).…