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February 25, 2019

Values are magnetic – this is why

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Do you remember playing around with magnets and iron filings? You place the iron filings on a piece of paper and then move the magnet under the paper. All the filings line up in the magnetic field. If you move the magnet, the filings move, keeping pace with the magnet which is invisible under

August 6, 2017

Some wise words from Duncan

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"Don't assume that your understanding of how things work is right - even if you've lived according to particular assumptions for a long time" - some wise words from Duncan. We base the decisions we make as we navigate through life on our assumptions, and the things we believe to be true. Those decisions lead

June 18, 2017

I had a lesson in gardening yesterday

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I was helping a friend with her garden and we were putting in some new plants. I suggested a plant could go by a wall and she said, "It will never flourish there. That's a North facing wall. It needs to be out here so it gets some sun". To her it was obvious from

December 4, 2016

Elderly, pets and prisoners

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It's been said, "The truest measure of a society is how it keeps its elderly, its pets and its prisoners." (Variations of this aphorism have been attributed to many, including Gandhi) In your society, in your organisational culture, in your team/family/friends/sport/club culture, who would be the equivalent to 'elderly, pets and prisoners'? How do you

November 10, 2015

Business Beliefs by Paul Z Jackson

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‘Beliefs’ are for things that aren't true. ‘Values' are for what you don’t do. Beliefs and values are abstract concepts that are prized by consultants who have fallen under the spell of psychologists. They in turn entice leaders and HR people to waste millions every year on identifying beliefs and values in their organisations. And