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Conflict

What could you achieve if you tapped into the power of combining selfish interests and shared intentionality?

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  The idea of establishing the conditions where executive teams can operate as truly high performing teams by surfacing their selfish interests with the view to creating shared intentionality occurred to me while I was listening to the narrated version of The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark. The Sleepwalkers explores the…

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What if hidden agendas were no longer hidden – would the world really come to an end?

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For many years I have challenged the notion of hidden agendas – not because I don’t believe people and organisations have agendas – but more because I believe it is natural and normal to have an agenda. By naming it as ‘hidden’ we create a power and strength to it…

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Has our inability to give and hear feedback become the silent cancer of our organisations?

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In the past 2 weeks I have worked in 3 very different organisations and cultures. One an Executive in the C suite of an organisation in the European Financial Sector, another a Global Organisation seeking to achieve system wide change and a Not for Profit organisation focusing on working with…

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War is easier than peace

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Turn on the TV at any time of the day and the chances are that a programme about conflict will soon appear on your screen.  From World War 1 commemorations to war in the Middle East, to political infighting to hostile corporate takeovers, we are confronted daily by a troubled...
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The Phoenix of Conflict

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Fire is an interesting metaphor – businesses are continually looking for sparks of innovation, igniting employees’ enthusiasms, fanning the flames of success, markets heat up and entrepreneurs blaze trails. These are all positive. However we also know that if not carefully managed fires can rage out of control, people can...
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