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Take charge in a crisis

Someone told me a great, yet also sad, story recently that is a valuable analogy for business. It concerns a crashing aircraft and how the problem was managed at the time. The story, as I remember it goes like this: a transatlantic flight crashed on its way across the ocean, and all souls were lost. […]

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The Olympic Spirit personified

After an Olympic week that began with the most wonderful opening ceremony and a weekend that produced some great results for Britain, the performances and results have been inspiring and truly wonderful. But the games have shown themselves to be far more than just the competition and the results in my opinion. They have delivered a grace, […]

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Lessons Politics

What have Boris and George got in common?

Boris Johnson won in London, George Galloway won in Bradford, but what is it that made them winners? I think the answer is pretty clear: they both stood for something and both connected with and appealed to the voters.

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Why did I give up Social Media for Lent?

It’s been almost a month since I wrote anything here, and I’ve been equally quiet on Twitter as well in recent weeks. But it’s now come to an end. It would be easy to say that I did it for Lent, but I didn’t. I’ve just been too damn busy to get the juices flowing, […]

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Lessons Politics

New Year’s Honours revisited

For my thoughts on the New Year Honours please refer to this old post Some messages just never lose their relevance!