Category Archives: Management

Are there too many elephants in the room to hold open and honest leadership conversations?

Yesterday at Monwel was another fascinating Leadership Conversation which threw up (amongst other things) some really important insight into what was hindering open and honest conversations in the workplace. One participant said that the greatest hindrance to open and honest … Continue reading

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The Leadership Zoo: a metaphor for shared or collaborative leadership?

We had a great Leadership Conversation at WCVA (thank you @WalesCVA) this morning with some very important additional leadership behaviours, as exemplified by more animals: Owl – reflective, thoughtful and considered in its approach which is a contribution all teams … Continue reading

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Why should I be nominated? #embarrassing!

My two days in North Wales were fab! Stunning scenery, beautiful Conwy and Gwynedd and lovely people all taking part with great enthusiasm in #leadershipconversations at 3 different venues. At Crest Co-operative, we had quite a chat too about “it’s … Continue reading

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Conversation is the organisation

Let me start with a great quote: “Conversations are the way workers discover what they know, share it with their colleagues and in the process create new knowledge for the organisation. In the new economy, conversations are the most important … Continue reading

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As a leader, which animal best represents you?

Our first Leadership Cafe today at Swansea Business School and we deliberately looked to the animal world to find a way of describing us as leaders and also asked why that particular animal. In the room today some of the … Continue reading

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Managers or Leaders?

Much debate abounds in different networks about whether individuals are leaders or are managers? Some say you are a defined as a “worker”, a “manager” or a “leader”. What’s your view and why? I believe that good management and managers … Continue reading

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Let bygones be bygones

Like you I’ve been listening with great attention to the news coverage and tributes arising from the death of the father of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. He was such an inspiration to so many of us world-wide and not just … Continue reading

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