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How Small Changes Transform Teams - Five True Stories

highfive 01Diane said “If I only had time……. I’d spend so much more time with my team. I’d take a long hard look at how we are working together and engage them all in improving our team work. I’d work on my leadership style; perhaps get some feedback on how I could lead more effectively. I wish I had more time….”

Diane is a Director in an engineering company with a team of eight managers. She says things like this quite often and she is not alone. It’s easy to see why our leaders get overwhelmed by the size and complexity of the demands on their time. Most already work fifty-plus hours a week and quality time with their people is rare.

But does it really have to take more time?

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Alastair Davis SIS Chief Executive Wins CDFI Leadership Award

Alastair Davis, Chief Executive of Social Investment Scotland (SIS), scooped the CDFI Leader Award at the UK Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards in recognition of his contribution to growing the social enterprise sector. The awards ceremony took place on Wednesday, 4 March 2015 at a dinner at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. Congratulations to both Alastair and his fabulous team.  More....

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What Really Matters

What Will Matter? by Michael Josephson

Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.

There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.

All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten will pass to someone else.

Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.

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Guest — Geoff Bellman
Thank you, Fiona. This comes at a time when four friends ate losing parents, reminding them of what's important and reminding me ... Read More
Thursday, 29 January 2015 19:02
Guest — Fiona Gifford
Perhaps we need to remind ourselves every day. I wonder what impact that would have on our behaviour towards each other and our so... Read More
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Why Teams Get Stuck - And How to Unstick Them

"I don't know what is wrong with these people, we were doing really well, making real progress. In the last month we have ground to a halt. I don't understand it." This was the opening to a recent dialogue with a leader. Sound familiar?

That dialogue led us to a careful exploration of what was happening and how the team could get unstuck. I have had that dialogue several times; as well as experiencing being stuck myself. Here's what I have learnt about why teams get stuck – and what to do about it.

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Clint Smith The Danger of Silence

"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice." Click here to watch this powerful TedTalk.

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Simon Sinek - Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

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