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It pays to take care of your frog


At the moment, most organisations (and the leaders within them) are spending far too much time on the bicycle and not nearly enough time on the frog.  Let me explain why… In his excellent book Intelligent Leadership, Alistair Mant describes organisational systems as populated by ‘Frog’ thinkers and ‘Bicycle’ thinkers. He explains that ‘bicycle thinkers’ see…



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How useful is your self talk?


Some years ago I was lucky enough to spend time taking groups of people to PNG, on leadership programs; working with them to test themselves against the backdrop of mud, mountains, rain, leeches, going steeply up and coming steeply down.  Never a breeze.  Never ‘ho hum’. Who would be the people to get through pretty…



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