What makes an inspiring leader? The key attribute may not be what you think…

What makes an inspiring leader and why does being inspirational matter? According research by management consultancy firm Bain & Company – inspired employees are more than twice as productive as satisfied employees* – so it’s clearly something for us to sit up and take notice of. Through their research, Bain set about to define and …

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Deal with conflict? No thanks – I’d rather jump out of an aeroplane…

I recently read that 35% of people would rather do a parachute jump for the first time rather than have a difficult conversation with a colleague at work. Struck me as pretty extreme. So what is it that we are scared of? Maybe it’s that that the other person will get angry or emotional and …

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The truth about finding your “flow” – challenge is the key

I’ve been reading about flow. Whilst I didn’t know the formal definition of it I’m aware that I’ve experienced it in the form of what I’d call being “happily absorbed” – when I loose track of time when engrossed in a juicy conversation with a friend or deep in a train of thought when creating …

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