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October 27, 2013

One thing that makes all of us stupid

Have you ever done something stupid when you were angry? I know I have. Anger floods our body with all sorts of fight or flight chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol. These get us ready for extreme and instinctive physical responses, and this reduces our ability to think and reason effectively. In essence, we become stupid.

October 22, 2013

Changing of the guards: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) makes way for Corporate Responsibility (CR)

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Retirement is associated with people, technology and machinery, not words or acronyms. But the word came to mind readily while reading the consultation document from the UK's Department of Business and Innovation (BIS). At the start of Summer 2013, BIS launched a public consultation on 'Corporate Responsibility'. Now, you may well ask how important is

October 20, 2013

Are you a people pleaser?

Do you feel anxious and uncomfortable when you need to say 'no' to someone? Do you avoid conflict or potentially challenging conversations? Do you worry about whether people like you? This will influence you as a manager. The result is that you will give people what they want rather than what is best for the

October 13, 2013

What to do when you don’t know what to do

We all get stuck sometimes. We can't make progress because something is stopping us; some barrier is in the way. That barrier is big enough in our mind that it stops us taking action. It is only big because we are looking at the whole barrier, and we don't know what to do to deal

October 6, 2013

The robot school of management?

How do the people on your team feel? What delights them? What disturbs them? What annoys them? Do you ever stop and think about what the people on your team feel about their jobs, their colleagues, their workspace, and the organisation? They are people first, and workers second; they are not robots, so take a