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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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The Business of Cycles

Business cycles head clocks

Strained and disillusioned with your business?  Don’t panic – it’s quite normal and a natural part of the journey to having a mature and truly viable business.  Remember that day when you and your fellow stakeholders were inspired to launch your business. How exciting was that!  Seems an age ago now, doesn’t it?  The commitment you all made. […]

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London Leadership Development Meetup

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Join us for a relaxed ‘London Leadership Development’ get-together and network with fellow coaches, colleagues, LD and HR professionals – NOW at The Phoenix Artist Club on Charing Cross Road, WC2H 8BU Our regular London networking events take place every 2nd Thursday of every month – 6pm until 8pm. The Phoenix Artist Club is secreted away down […]

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Cut The Business Jargon

“Let’s touch base offline, we’ve got some blue sky thinking to run up the flagpole before close of play.”  As corporate life stands today, the above business jargon probably wouldn’t raise an eyebrow. Strange to think however that this infestation of ‘management speak’ has its roots in Russian Mysticism.  According to the book Business Bullshit by […]

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The Art of Great Conversation

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“What a great conversation…”  I’d hear that phrase often as my parents rescued me from my indifferent babysitter. I didn’t care much for the after-dinner party debrief, but I’d remember being fascinated by the art of the conversation. Oddly though, try as they might, they could never seem to remember what this great conservation had […]

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