Julia Middleton's thoughts on leadership

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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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Cutting through the noise in Davos

January 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

In amongst all the noise from Davos – and I’m only concerned that there is so much to listen to that people will switch off – but it is lovely to hear from a banker in this film who actually did do a great job in 2009. What comes across when he speaks about the [...]

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Leadership fatigue

January 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Last week Common Purpose held an event called Leaders’ Questions in the UK. We asked around 40 leaders to discuss with some great speakers what the leadership challenges were in 2009, what they’ve learned, and how they will now face the challenges and the opportunities in 2010. By the end of the day we were [...]

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