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The egocentric, the altruist and the everyday hero

(3 min read) “This hybrid engine of self-interest and concern for others serves a much wider circle of people than can be reached by self-interest or caring alone.” Bill Gates As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, reports of selfish behaviours decrease . . .

Read articleposted 22nd April 2020
The egocentric, the altruist and the everyday hero

(3 min read) “This hybrid engine of self-interest and concern for others serves a much wider circle of people than can be reached by self-interest or caring alone.” Bill Gates As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, reports of selfish behaviours decrease . . .

Read articleposted 22nd April 2020
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Does Confidence Equate To Competence?

“If you believe in yourself anything is possible.” Miley Cyrus If you believe in yourself anything is possible. This quote resonates with most of us – if we are westerners. We’ve been brought up to think that confidence is one characteristic . . .

Read articleposted 25th March 2020
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How do Leaders Shape the Future?

Until recently, we believed that the secret of successful leaders was their inherent qualities which include beliefs, values and character. Examples of this include Richard Branson at Virgin and Steve Jobs at Apple (the Trait theory of leadership). As a . . .

Read articleposted 13th November 2019
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Impulsiveness, a resource to fuel our creativity?

“Both my best and worst habit is that I’m very impulsive.” Tove Lo How many times have you heard this exclamation; “You’ll never guess what I learned today!”. “As humans, we have an impulse to share what is going on . . .

Read articleposted 4th November 2019
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My head tells me to change but my heart resists

“There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.” Phyllis Bottome Most of us are aware that we should change our habits to adapt to our rapidly changing world. The immediate . . .

Read articleposted 23rd October 2019
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Intolerance of Ambiguity is a Sign of an Authoritarian Personality

“Contradictions do not perplex the logician. They arise because there are more rules to an open game than can be known.” Donald Kingsbury  The title of this article is in fact a quote from Theodor Adorno, a German philosopher and . . .

Read articleposted 11th October 2019
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Is Cultural Intelligence Enough to Repair Trust?

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“Culturally intelligent innovation begins with changing our impulse from Why can’t you see it like I do? Help me see what I might be missing!” David Livermore

Read articleposted 2nd October 2019
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Applying Social Intelligence to Repair Trust

“Trust is given to you by other people. You have to give them the basis for giving you their trust.” Onora O’Neill Trust is fragile and easily broken.  If, for example, a manager tries but fails to deliver the promised . . .

Read articleposted 20th June 2019
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Building Trust

“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.” – P. Coelho Everybody wants to be seen as trustworthy to their team as the level of trust . . .

Read articleposted 17th June 2019
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