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leadership training VI

The last leadership training session was this week, so here’s the (w)rap-up to the series (sing along with me):

I don’t need your SCARF
wrapped around my neck. Continue reading

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leadership training V

This week’s leadership training session was all about how to manipulate – sorry, influence – people by finding their levers, so they are attached to you and the organisation with ‘authentic commitment’. Which of course brought to mind the book of Job, which begins “There was a man in the land of Uz…”. How could I resist such a temptation….

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There was an Institution in the land of Oz,
And that Institution had a Job. Continue reading

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leadership training

This organisation wants authentic commitmentContinue reading

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conversion

Now,  I’ve turned down your emotions,
to prevent future commotions.
And I’ve increased your ambition –
that should help with your condition.
Just one more gentle correction
to your systematic misperceptions…Continue reading

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VIP forum

The drumming of the rain
quiet but relentless
pulls me away Continue reading

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ambition(lessness) and not-the-marshmallow-test

It’s not good enough to be happy,
it’s a deficit to be content.
It’s important to rise to a level where
you can be sad and incompetent.

There is a test that I came across somewhere and I wish I could find a reference for it now. It’s not the delayed gratification marshmallow test, it’s much more interesting. Continue reading

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“I think… I’m rebelling, sir”

Like Kryten, I’ve painted a picture: Continue reading

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Talking to Samuel

I went to a conference recently, and on my return I had to fill in a form saying what contacts I’d 20191211_172044 (2)made, what benefits would flow from them, what impact they would have.

What I did not put on the form was this, even though it was the best “contact” that I made: Continue reading

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“Impact”

I’ve been looking at performance and promotion criteria and metrics lately, and a word that comes up over and over and over again is IMPACT. Continue reading

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