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Stress is caused by not knowing what the hell is going on

You are probably not working hard enough. It’s no use fooling yourself about how tired you are, or how stressed you are. Neither fatigue nor stress are caused by hard work. Think back to a time when you last worked … Continue reading

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Feeling Lonely?

It’s lonely at the top. A cliché perhaps, but the truth nevertheless. Senior managers, be they in the corporate sector or business owners, all experience a degree of isolation and it is in response to this that a world-wide industry … Continue reading

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Project Management: an opportunity for senior managers

Project management literature usually emphasises the difference between ‘project’ management and routine management. Anderson et al (Goal Directed Project Management 1991) refer to ‘steady state’ i.e. the operating function, the ‘headquarters function’ i.e. organisational function, and maintain that the management … Continue reading

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Conversations with Martin. A silly old Fart?

Is there such a thing as ‘corporate memory’? Is corporate memory important? Where can it be found? I was recently reminded of why it is important – and where it can be found. The problem is that memory is about … Continue reading

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Is there an ROI for Executive Coaching?

Coaching as a management development tool Any investment should be judged on its return on investment or ROI – what is the cost of what we put in, and what will be the value of the return.  For the more … Continue reading

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A recipe for disaster: business leaders who don’t understand finance

Leadership and Finance Every decision made in a business has financial implications. Financially informed leaders therefore, will make better decisions.  Despite this premise there are many senior leaders in technical and other non-financial spheres who, while skilled in their particular … Continue reading

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Who can be an executive coach?

There seem to be many different views on this. Is there any skill required to be a coach? One wonders. Especially when seeing advertisements for two or three-day coaching courses which, when completed, will enable you to earn a living … Continue reading

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