Julia Middleton's thoughts on leadership

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What will you do to see the world differently?

October 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The 360 Day approaches. For so many leaders, Common Purpose provides an opportunity to see the world through other people’s eyes so it’s great that the Common Purpose 360 Day should challenge people to do something along these lines. Common Purpose extends to every leader an invitation to do one thing, big or small, to [...]

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Leadership is not about talking ‘closed shop’

January 29th, 2010 · No Comments

This week I read an article by Robert Bruce in Financial Director that highlighted the need for some plain speaking honesty from financial directors. It really hit the nail on the head for me when I think how arrogant and self-important ‘closed shop’ speak can be, and how flawed the communications skills of many leaders [...]

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Start a debate

August 10th, 2009 · 4 Comments

“Dialogue without difference is pointless.” I wrote that down fast when the chair of a Strategic Health Authority in the UK said it to me the other day. What’s the point in talking things through with people who agree with you? So why do we spend our time doing it? And why do we get [...]

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Acting

August 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

A deeply frustrated friend came home the other day muttering “some people can actually do it, but most just act it”. He was talking about a group of leaders he is on a board with. “They act it, leadership, well; they have been really, really well trained; they know what to say and how to [...]

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