When the Bark is worse than the bite

I was fearful of having a hard conversation. But my fears were unrealised. I found the interaction actually useful and pleasant.

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Those silos are still around!

it is not fundamentally the tools or skills I had that made the difference- it was the collaborative thinking that…

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The Joy of Silos

Isn’t it time to acknowledge that the quest to restructure away our silos is akin to the hunt for the unicorn? It’s…

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Fingerprints on the bypass

he could live with the decision because of the way he had been involved - and in fact that he was quite supportive…

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Listening and the Politics of Humiliation

"Listening is the ultimate sign of respect. What you say when you listen speaks more than any words."

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The Presence of Trust

I’ve asked myself ... what is trust?  Why is it so important in human relationships and human communication? How do we…

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Four ways to build collaborative habits in the workplace (despite weak flesh)

While the intention to work more collaboratively is there, it can be difficult to stick with the change required to do…

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Fear of failure – does it shut us down or drive us?

Perhaps fear of failure starts at school where the words ‘failure’ and ‘fail’ are scary.

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Failing my way to expert status

What I have learned is that while part of me is pleased with the label, another part of me is going "oh no, what if I'm…

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Is uncertainty good or bad? 4 different views + mine

When uncertainty, unpredictability and not knowing feels uncomfortable, is it useful to invent or pretend certainty?

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