Are You Leading On Your Feet Or From Your Seat?

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Given the increasing number of emails in all our inboxes (mostly junk mail), the reality is that email may not always be the most effective way of communicating. If you are co-located with team members, you could go to their desk rather than send an email. I find that team members appreciate the gesture and often tell you things they would not have written to you in an email...


5-Finger Flush Of Project Leadership And Delivery

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Alan D Orr in his book, Advanced Project Management, emphasises four key elements required for successful project delivery. I add a fifth element to Orr’s list: I call these five elements the Five Finger Flush for two reasons...


Team Members' Mental States

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Dr Maxwell Maltz, in his classic book, Psycho-Cybernetics, wrote “the brain and nervous system constitute a marvellous and complex ‘goal-striving mechanism,’ a sort of built-in automatic guidance system which works for you as a ‘success mechanism,’ or against you as a ‘failure mechanism,’ depending on how ‘YOU,’ the operator, operate it and the goals you set for it.”...


Why We Need Good Sleep And A Nap Every Day

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Don't wait until you are dead till you sleep well.


... Later in this article I share the six benefits of sleeping well and napping daily...


The Best Leaders Are Lateral Thinkers

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As Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper so eloquently put it, you manage things and lead people. “Amazing Grace”, as she was fondly known, certainly led in her own style...