Trust

I have just returned from a trip to Zambia. Apart from meeting some amazing people there were some differences in the landscape too. We came across many large ant or termite hills. Some a number of metres high. Quite amazing. Inside each ant hill there are thousands of ants functioning at quite a complex level …

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This week I want to lift some content out of my book I See You: to lead well you need credibility. Whilst you will judge a leader’s credibility by what they do and say, the leader’s credibility starts as an inside job. As John C. Maxwell says: “People unaware of who they are and what …

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Like many I watched the spectacle of the coronation of King Charles III this weekend. A ceremony which has remained little changed over 1000 years. It was interesting to watch all the different things that happened in the ceremony. Behind closed doors he was anointed with oil, an act full of meaning connecting him to …

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Have you ever been on a team and disagreed with a colleague or your team leader? What happens when it gets heated? Many of us shy away from any kind of conflict because we initially assume it is destructive. However, I would propose that even when the disagreement gets a little heated it is an …

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There is a lot of debate around remote and hybrid working at the moment. What is your take? Competing priorities for leaders around the cost of real estate verses employee flexibility can be difficult to navigate. In other words, it sounds like the needs of the employee compete with the needs of the organisation. However, …

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I had the privilege of listening to a talk given by Alan Mullaly. Alan spent most of his career with Boeing and ended up as CEO of their passenger jet business. In September 2006 he took on the role of CEO of Ford Motor Company. Evidence that Alan had walked into a culture of fear …

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As someone who has both been a leader and been led, it has become clear to me that good leaders are consistent in their character – they have integrity. Their values and behaviour are consistent whether in public or private. Building sites have long been a fascination for me. Particularly the bigger building projects for …

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Have you ever heard the phrase ‘trust your instruments’? While this isn’t something you’re likely to hear on a day to day basis, it certainly is something that pilots tells themselves all the time. Pilots can often experience spatial disorientation when in a cloud bank or complete darkness. This is where the pilot gets confused …

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With each new generation there are notable changes. One such change is the lack of trust in authority. This lack of trust, whether it is deserved or not, certainly has consequences. Stephen R Covey commented that: “When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.” We are always looking for ways to …

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