Category Archives: Staff motivation

PLAYING A WEAK HAND WELL PART TWO: WHAT MANAGERS...

Posted On 12th January 2014

In response to our recent blog on Pope Francis and what leaders can learn from him, Rupert Holderness considers what we might learn from North Korea too. Rupert is an employee of the UK Ministry of Defence, but writes here in a personal capacity and without any access to information that is not in the […]

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PLAYING A WEAK HAND WELL: POPE FRANCIS I AND WHAT...

Posted On 29th December 2013

Pope Francis I fascinates me. I’m not a Roman Catholic or religious in any way. So I won’t judge his theology. However, Francis has done several things many leaders and managers could usefully copy. He’s also made one really big decision they should avoid. I’ll get to that at the end. So what has he […]

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WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU ARE WORKING FOR A FAILING...

Posted On 22nd December 2013

I hated my father and he hated me. It’s a long story and this isn’t the place. He was jealous of the opportunities hard work gave me, and he combined physical cowardice with a violent streak. He did however say one thing (over and over again) which I agree with: “If you’re ever really in […]

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WOULD YOU HIRE SOMEBODY WHO HAD NEVER FIRED...

Posted On 19th December 2013

Right! Google Analytics tells me that a minority of the readers of this blog like to spend less than a minute on it. For these readers the answer to my question is “no”. Goodbye. The rest of you would I am sure like to know why I feel this way. Here goes. I spent twelve […]

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THE FUTURE. FORGET IT. WHY LONG RANGE FORECASTS...

Posted On 17th December 2013

If you already work for Apple, LinkedIn, a firm of 3D printers or the Chinese Navy this article is not for you. Good luck ruling the world of the future. If you do. As for the rest of us….. I’m 43 years of age. Ten years ago economists were predicting I would live through an […]

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