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Feedback – Friend or Foe?

By | Leadership Development | 2 Comments

  “Can I give you some feedback, Gill?” How do you react when someone unexpectedly offers you feedback? Intellectually most of us know that feedback should be helpful, that we should treat it as a friend. The problem is, particularly if unsolicited, feedback can feel like a foe. We don’t know in advance what’s inside the parcel. We don’t know…

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Curious about Culture Change

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  “We want to get as many people as possible excited about railway travel!” This was the strapline of OBB-Infrastruktur, part of the Austrian Federal Railways, shown at a presentation in Vienna last week. I was part of forty railway professionals from the UK, learning about ambitious work both planned and in progress to transform the contribution of rail in all…

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How to Avoid Expensive Mistakes

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With the evolution of bid management, recruiting the right bid leader for your business can be extremely challenging.  It is littered with risk and has the potential for missed opportunity if not planned for effectively. The direct and indirect cost of an ineffective hire in this role can be significant. The right bid leaders will have the ability to: Build…

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People rower working hard while racing.

How to Create a Winning Spirit

By | High Performing Teams | 4 Comments

Is there an “Us” and “Them” in your bid team? It can be hard to create one winning spirit in a bid team, where everyone visibly lines up with equal enthusiasm against the goal. As a bid team member it can be upsetting and frustrating if others don’t seem to be working as hard as you. As the Bid Director,…

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Get Your Hair Wet in 2017!

By | Leadership Development | 8 Comments

2017 needs to be the year for getting involved, not standing on the side. This applies to me too. For years I would swim and not get my hair wet. There was nothing my kids liked more than getting my hair wet. But now, to their disappointment, I do it for myself. What happened? Our local swimming centre advertised improvement sessions…

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River Nile

Growing Your Leadership Edge

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We delivered our new four-day course “Growing Your Leadership Edge” in Kampala, Uganda and then went to visit the source of the Nile. Why? It was an opportunity to see more of this beautiful country before coming home, and there is something about the allure of the very idea, isn’t there, about finding the source of this great river. In…

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