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By Kate Moor Apr 20 2008

From Myths and Legends

Like many thousands of people I have a long standing passion for myths and legends and my favourite centres on the stories of King Arthur and The Knights of the Roundtable. I have spent many hours lost in legend, as well as having the pleasure of personally visiting places mentioned in the dozens...
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By Jason Cowsill Apr 19 2008

Get Of Me Butt

Well, it's been a long time coming but I finally decided to start focusing on doing the right thing for me and making a contribution.I'm working for a joint venture as part of 2 multinational, multi-billion dollar organisations which are going through absolute turmoil right now with no signs of it a...
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By Phil Dourado Apr 17 2008

April 17th 1970: Houston, we no longer have a problem. Leadership Lessons from Apollo 13

A lot of leadership lessons have come out of NASA over the years Teamwork and Innovation Leadership and innovation consultants often remind their clients that NASA would get two teams to compete on coming up with an innovative solution to a problem and that the competitive element accelerated the in...
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By Anonymous Apr 16 2008

Larry Bossidy on Leadership

In his book, Execution, Larry Bossidy mentions that Leadership is not about strategizing and creating vision then dispensing it on managers to do the grunt work. Leadership is not about presiding. Leadership is about being actively involved in the business. To Read more, click here.
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By Colin Scowen Apr 15 2008

Reformist update

Right, time for another leadership diary entry. It's been a while, so this one will be quite long. There is still some too-ing and fro-ing in the leader group here. Some are still in the soaking up information phase, some are in the reflection phase, and some are in the starting to do it phase....
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By Joe Espana Apr 15 2008

Leadership and Air Traffic Control

This is an analogy I've use in many senior level engegements in the past.  It works for me because it suggests a basic skill set for leaders that we don't often take time to contemplate.  This skill set has nothing to do with communication skills, direction setting, building commitment or an...
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By Joe Espana Apr 15 2008

Leadership and Air Traffic Control

This is an analogy I've used in many senior level engegements in the past.  It works for me because it suggests a basic skill set for leaders that we don't often take time to contemplate.  This skill set has nothing to do with communication skills, direction setting, building commitment or...
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By The Architect Apr 15 2008

On singing someone else's song, and leadership lessons from Casablanca

I think leadership struggles with the whole 'one to one', 'one to many' and 'many to many' paradox of the world we are in today. I find this hard to explain. I mean traditional notions of leadership are about one person leading many. But, in a horizontally networked world (Wisdom of Crowds, Wikinomi...
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By Richard Cooke Apr 15 2008

Hijacked In Cyber-Space

I’d be very interested to learn how many others experience this phenomenon. Periodically, I will come to my office intent on doing only the smallest of tasks and then moving on or out, and for a series of almost inexplicable reasons the cyber world strikes back and I encounter one little fault (perh...
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By Zen Master Apr 14 2008

Inspiring start to the week: sing somebody else's song

I found this inspiring, compared to the examples of leadership we have been experiencing lately in countries from Zimbabwe to China. It's from TED and is to focus attention on their Pangea day - one world day - on May 10th. I think 'Pangea' was the word for the one continent that was t...