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Do you Engage or Engage??

The other week, I spent time with two chief executives who most of us would say are engaging folk. However, there was a major difference between them. Both of them engaged me in them as people. I felt valued by them, listened to and included in the conversation. This helped me feel good which is […]

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Who are you deciding to be?

  For the tenth year, I was co-leading The Marketing Society Leadership Programme last week. It’s a fabulous programme for budding marketeers with a series of talks from successful marketing directors interwoven with good old FED. It works spectacularly well. Unfortunately, soon after the participants arrive they are telling of their drowning in Operator/Manager Mode […]

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What I am committing to this year….

  A new writer this week, Richard, is new to FED and is keen to highlight an aspect that is giving him energy. I had the good fortune to be in Times Square for New Year, right under the ball-drop along with two million other people. It was a great place to be to feel […]

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Are you a leadership blocker?

Why do some leaders block the growth of their rising stars when development of leadership potential is so obviously beneficial for the individuals concerned and the business. What is getting in the way? I was having a great conversation on exactly this topic with an executive team last week. They agreed that their people had […]

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The world is divided into those who are right

How many times have you found yourself caught in meetings or debates where it all comes down to people trying to prove that they are right? It is always important of course to examine your options but when your energy is spent trying to win the argument and convince others that your way is the […]

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