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imagination, leadership, management, vision

LEADERS – THE ARTISTS OF LONG TERM VISION

Kurt Vonnegut's shapes of stories One of the key differences between managing and leading is the focus on long-term vision. If we think of management as a focus on the here and now, depending on what we perceive, leadership, on the other hand, involves guiding activity towards a vision of the future. It depends on… Continue reading LEADERS – THE ARTISTS OF LONG TERM VISION

authenticity, creativity, imagination, leadership, performance

Slam Poetry, Authenticity and the Locus of Evaluation

No idea where I am in the poem. But even if you're lost, be lost with conviction. Last week I got myself unwittingly invited to perform at the largest Slam Poetry night in Cologne. If you’re not sure what a Slam is, think of a rap battle. It’s kind of competitive poetry reading. The usual… Continue reading Slam Poetry, Authenticity and the Locus of Evaluation

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You’re perfect as you are, and there’s room for improvement

High performance individuals often assume that to grow they must make huge leaps in ability. This sometimes happens. More often though, it’s the simple, measurable changes in perception and behaviour which have the greatest effect. In this story, JP confronts his assumption that growth for him means turning back the clock some 50 years, to… Continue reading You’re perfect as you are, and there’s room for improvement

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Meet Sophie – a tale of leadership growth

Sophie is successful. She is already a Regional Director for a multinational consumer healthcare company. At last year’s annual conference in Paris, her region won the award for highest overall sales. She repeated that success this year too. She is so proud of her team, and of herself. Up on the stage, holding the trophy… Continue reading Meet Sophie – a tale of leadership growth