Lead, don't follow

Bite-sized concepts, observations and philosophical musings for progressive business leadership

9 A Buyer’s Guide to Coaching and Mentoring

For the umpteenth time I had yet another one of those frustrating circular conversations with a ‘fellow executive coach’ at the recent EMCC International Coaching and Mentoring Conference in Edinburgh.  It went a little like this…FELLOW COACH: “What does CoachDirectors do?”ME: “We provide executive coaches with commercial acumen to businesses.  All our coaches have had […]

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Google’s Quest To Build The Perfect Team

We can all dream about building our dream team but most of us settle for something more realistic.  Others become obsessed with building the perfect team.Google are data masters. The firm above nearly all others values the quantifiable. Over the decades Google has dug, mined, gleaned and collated data on nearly every aspect of their existence. […]

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1 Disruptive Technology

Don’t you just love the idea of disruptive technology?  There seems to be an endless flow of ‘breakthrough’ technologies hitting the headlines almost every week where every advance is hailed as ‘the next big thing’ set to change our lives beyond recognition.  The fact that some innovations truly do have the potential to change the world […]

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2 Social Media Can Be Anything But…

“Some people spend too long staring at screens and not enough time engaging with life.” – Paul McGeeSocial Media is addictive, there’s no question of that.  It provides that instant hit of gratification, the quick fire dopamine kick we get from watching numbers get bigger.  It’s not a new phenomenon, in so far as anything […]

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1 Brexit and the Zen Art of Negotiation

You would be forgiven for thinking the headline ‘Brexit and the Zen Art of Negotiation’ might be the full extent of the government’s actual strategy for negotiating with the E.U. So far, all we know is Brexit means Brexit and of course since Brexit isn’t actually a word, it might well mean nothing at all. […]

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