Tag Archives: Innovation Coaching

A Critique Of Criticism

A Critique Of Criticism

Posted on 01. Feb, 2010 by .

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Tweet Recently a friend said to me, “Criticism is the death gargle of a non-achiever”. It’s a great statement and I’ve found it to be true. Many years of leadership have given me the opportunity to see the long-term impact of different mindsets on a person’s life. The truth is that all too often those […]

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Alignment Check

Alignment Check

Posted on 09. Aug, 2009 by .

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Tweet My first car was a Datsun 240K – complete with rally clips to hold the bonnet down (OK, it never got anywhere near fast enough to require them) and a kill switch that was identical to the air conditioning switch (as I first discovered while doing 110km/hr on the freeway). I remember wondering why […]

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What Twitter Can Teach Leaders

What Twitter Can Teach Leaders

Posted on 20. Apr, 2009 by .

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Tweet I love Twitter… ever present on my iPhone, my Twitter page keeps me connected. To some it’s a communication tool, to others a gossip aggregator, and to others a beloved time-waster. But I believe that the way in which Twitter works should remind leaders of some truths about effective leadership. Thankfully, in many places, […]

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Innovation Inhibitors

Innovation Inhibitors

Posted on 23. Mar, 2009 by .

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Tweet Leaders often get it backwards. “We need to be more creative”, someone says so we brainstorm ways we can “get people to come up with ideas” to make things better. Let’s have a suggestions box. Conduct an anonymous survey. Make our meetings more fun. Of course in the right environment these can be useful […]

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The Spare Time Test

The Spare Time Test

Posted on 11. Mar, 2009 by .

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Tweet I write this edition from the Middle East where I’ve been training leaders in Qatar. Last week I was working with Catholic school principals to assist them in becoming coaches to their staff. Both of these diverse groups expressed the same challenge to acting on their priorities (one that I believe is common to […]

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