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Do you value consensus over creativity?

The newspapers we read, the programmes we watch, our friendship groups, both in real life and in the digital landscape all shape our opinions. That phenomenon is described as a metaphorical Echo Chamber – a situation in which our beliefs … Continue reading

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Why great employees are like raspberry bushes

On our recent return from holiday, there was a lot to be done in our garden. The lawns needed mowing, some seedlings needed planting out and there were lots of ripe raspberries ready to be picked. We’ve had these raspberry … Continue reading

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Is there any point speaking out?

Almost everywhere we go, from restaurants to supermarkets, we’re asked for feedback. ‘Tell us how we did today and enter our prize draw’ or ‘Please rate us on TripAdvisor’ are phrases we see on our till receipts and on company … Continue reading

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How well are you managing expectations?

Recently, a client of mine – let’s call her Sarah – was telling me about some issues she was having with her team. I asked her if she could distil the issues down into one sentence. After a longish pause, … Continue reading

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How Radical Candor could improve your relationships

Whether you’re a manager or a parent, a leader or a partner, the quality of your interactions with others can probably be improved. A client – let’s call her Hannah – and I were recently discussing her management style. ‘I … Continue reading

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The power of silence

‘You’ve talked about how your team feels about the change to your role, you’ve talked about your husband’s reaction, you’ve talked about how your closest peers at work have responded. I’m curious – how do you feel?’ I asked. My … Continue reading

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Should you be flying in formation?

Over the summer, I was talking to a client who was feeling exhausted. Robert (not his real name) excels at his job and is a team leader. He has been working on a long-term project which still has another nine … Continue reading

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