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By Inspector Gadget May 22 2008

Website I like: Mental Floss

I like some of the blogs in this website as they approach the world from an odd angle, which is good stimulation for getting your brain to think differently and innovatively. And it's entertaining at the same time.  
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By Steve Simpson May 21 2008

A different angle on corporate culture - introducing UGRs

If you would like to access an article on unwritten ground rules or 'UGRs', there is one attached. Hope you find it of value.RegardsSteve S
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By Steve Simpson May 21 2008

The way we really do things around here...

Want to know what's really preventing people from achieving - go no further than your 'UGRs®'. UGRs, or 'unwritten ground rules' are people's perceptions of 'this is the way we do things around here'. They drive people's performance yet they are rarely if ever tal...
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By Steve Simpson May 21 2008

Greetings from Steve Simpson

I'd like to congratulate Phil on a brilliant concept in creating this hub - well done Phil! I'm based in Australia, although I travel a lot to countries across the globe. I created the 'unwritten ground rules' or UGRs concept which helps organisations understand and boost their cult...
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By Steve Simpson May 21 2008

Steve Simpson , Understanding culture through the 'unwritten ground rules' or UGRs® concept

I work with organisations across the globe to help them understand their culture through the UGRs concept I created and wrote a book about! If you've got problems with regard to silos, implementing business plans, implementing change initiatives, or a general lack of productivity, there's a...
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By Anonymous May 21 2008

15 Minute Challenge

In her book, Ballsy: 99 Ways to Grow a Bigger Pair and Score Extreme Business Success, Karen Salmansohn's tip number ninety-eight is as follows..."Often it’s easier to convince yourself to be good for 15 minutes than to be a saint for a whole day. So, give yourself tiny "must-do-today-...
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By Zen Master May 19 2008

Thought From The Zen Garden: Is this Leadership?

This just arrived in my in-box as a description of the need to look for 'goodness' underlying everything that happens each day. I think it's a description of leadership (at least in part). Think 'leadership' as you are reading this and you may agree with me that what is desribed here is a big part o...
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By Kate Moor May 18 2008

Understanding and Managing Change and Leadership Application

I spent a very rewarding few days with my leadership team in Malaysia this past week.    We were focusing on the transitional change required to move from a green field start-up to a business as usual environment.  This is no easy task, particularly when the leadership team are young (home grown) an...
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By Phil Dourado May 15 2008

Inspire Me: Putin keeps his chair in the Kremlin, while Gorbachev got rid of Stalin's

An interesting little story on Reuter's 'Oddly Enough' news site: Though Vladimir Putin is no longer officially President of Russia, he kept his chair at the first Kremlin meeting in which his protoge, Medvedev, replaced him as President. Putin went to sit in the presidential chair, paus...
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By Phil Dourado May 15 2008

Book Club: Charles Handy's 'Myself and Other More Important Matters'

Charles Handy has been described as one of the world's leading writers on management and leadership. Where other gurus offer glib answers, Handy has always specialised in helping us question what our organizations are for; how best to structure them; how work fits into life and what our driving...