All Posts by Alan Potts

Is the annual performance review extinct?

Annual performance review

The end of the annual performance review  There are few words, even in the unpopular realm of business-speak, held in less regard than ‘annual performance review’.  There are numerous reasons as to why this particular grouping of words is shunned throughout the business world, but most of them stem from their ineffectiveness.  Bluntly put, as a tool, […]

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Limelight Robbery: It’s the glory hog

Glory Hog David Brent

The glory hogEvery office and every team has its own dynamic.  Any given project might include introverts, extroverts, bugle blowers, mood hoovers and even the occasional glory hog.We all know what a glory hog is. They’re the kind of person that races to the front of the stage to claim the team award.  They can […]

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Intelligence, Ignorance & Stupidity

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Intelligence versus stupidity?  The great battle of the 21st Century won’t be a war between good and evil, but rather intelligence and stupidity.  This is a concern apparently shared by renowned thinker David Krakauer, the President of the Santa Fe Institute, who in a recent interview on Nautilus, actually makes the case for professors of stupidity.The interview […]

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Be More Than Just An Effective Leader, Build Your Leadership Skills to Be A Great One

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Consider the last time you heard a truly inspiring speech.Some of you may be old enough to recall JFK’s moon speech and his motivational words that we do things “not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”Here at home, most of us can recall former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s speech shortly after the […]

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How To Overcome Feeling Overwhelmed

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How to overcome feeling overwhelmed – A guided tour   Feeling overwhelmed?  There’s no irony in reading this article if you have 1,000 other things to do. The truth is, you’ve secretly discovered one of the best coping strategies for the overwhelmed. “I’ve never worried about having too much to cope with…” – No one. Ever.We all have those days, some […]

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Chasing Unicorns?

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Whilst Mrs May is busy chasing unicorns with her vision of post-Brexit Britain, UK businesses have proven themselves to be rather better at growing an entirely different type of ‘unicorn’. Wherever you stand on Brexit, there’s no denying there are storm clouds ahead. The rumour mill is running overtime and whether we’re facing a transitional period […]

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