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Are some leaders deaf to negativity?

March 29th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Made a pitch this morning to an international  organisation. The pitch team regrouped to give each other feedback. Very helpful reminder from a colleague “Julia never say anything negative .” Even if its only one negative point amongst plenty of positive ones. For some leaders negative points are signs of weakness; not being on side. [...]

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Remembering Admiral Sir Peter White

June 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Opening The Times this morning I saw an obituary for Admiral Sir Peter White. Reading it, I would love to say that I was thinking “He was a great man whom I was privileged to know” but in fact I was thinking “Another great man whom I had the privilege to know and whom I [...]

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Leaders need to listen

September 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I spoke for a long time with a business leader in China about leadership. It made me realise that as a Westerner if I hear the words “Leadership” and “China” in one sentence my mind immediately computes “Mao” and to some extent turns off. Yours might too.  So it was interesting to go further. He [...]

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