Tag Archives: Culture Creators

Dealing With Entitlement

Dealing With Entitlement

Posted on 26. Sep, 2013 by .

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Tweet An attitude of entitlement is the poison ivy of team cultures. It looks innocuous enough and nothing much happens when you first come in contact with it, but later its poison burns you and spreads until you’re itching and can think of nothing else. I travel fairly regularly and my kids started to get […]

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The Extra Mile

The Extra Mile

Posted on 11. Jun, 2012 by .

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Tweet In ancient Rome a centurion could command those who were not Roman citizens to carry their equipment for a mile. Generally the conquered citizens resented the forced labour, but first century Christians began a tradition of “going the extra mile”. Not only would they do what they were required by law to do… but […]

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Don’t Feed The Birds

Don’t Feed The Birds

Posted on 20. Apr, 2012 by .

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Tweet As a kid I remember being pestered by aggressive seagulls at the beach. I thought if I threw them a few hot chips they’d be appeased and go away. How wrong I was. Suddenly there were more, and bolder still, with endless appetites! The Mayor of London recently reduced soaring pigeon numbers simply by […]

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The Inner Circle Test

The Inner Circle Test

Posted on 19. May, 2011 by .

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Tweet Real leaders surround themselves with people who challenge them, not people who worship them. You can tell a lot about a leader by the sort of people they surround themselves with. Often the conversations on this subject focus on the calibre of those you have in your inner circle, and I agree with that […]

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Being Adaptable Is Over-Rated

Being Adaptable Is Over-Rated

Posted on 15. Mar, 2010 by .

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Tweet For years I’ve sung the virtues of being adaptable and to be fair adaptability does have real value in certain situations. But I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s just not enough. Being adaptable is over-rated. By definition, leadership is bringing change to the world around you rather than simply conforming to what already […]

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