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"Yes but we are a B2B company and this B2C stuff doesn’t apply to us!"

Sunday April 17th, 2011 0 comments

How many times have we heard this excuse when working with large businesses entrenched into their orthodoxies? This goes back for me, as far as 1988 when taking my MBA at IMD when some of my friends who had started their career in the industry dismissed marketing and strategic provocations from our tutors… Many B2B businesses have fully taken on…

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“What the children of Panyee have to tell us about challenging orthodoxies”

Sunday April 10th, 2011 1 comment

I am always proud when hearing one of my partners explaining to a client that his/her background is “atypical” for someone working in our industry… Ben Clayton-Jolly has spent years as an officer in the British Army in the Parachute Regiment… He now runs Inspiring Leadership[1], an organization which, on top of change consultancy also organizes amazing leadership journeys in…

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"Delegation, Oxytocin and Con Men" by Michael Newman

Sunday April 3rd, 2011 0 comments

Whether your business calls it delegation or empowerment, the ability of leaders to effectively hand over work to others is a critical part of their role. Whilst most of us do it, often successfully, there are very few of us who would not want to improve. It is therefore surprising that there is so little general understanding about the mechanisms…

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