Category Archives: authenticity

Wishing you all a very jolly Yule

Last week I did a talk for 80 bankers. What image does that bring to mind? We all have prejudices, biases, preconceived ideas and generalisations we apply to each other.  Some are just plain wrong and others are out of … Continue reading

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Power Dynamics and Sexual Abuse

It seems relevant to explore the issue of power dynamics right now.  Power dynamics  play an enormous part in abuse and harassment, in corporate crisis and in our various on-going political traumas. Where there is power asymmetry, ie one person … Continue reading

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What is the truth?

In an environment where the lies of some politicians and media appear to be effective strategies, it seems to be a good time to explore what we mean or understand by concepts such as truth, honesty and trust. At it’s … Continue reading

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Beware the demagogue, my son

There is a fundamental schism in what we consider to be leadership.  On one side we have Bosses and Rulers, whose core motivation is status and on the other we have Authentic Leaders and Visionaries whose core motivation is purpose. … Continue reading

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Authenticity, Trust and reliability in business

Last week I spoke at a conference in Stockholm titled “Corporate Reliability – who can you trust?  The topic ties in very well with the the Holos four steps to Sustained Success and our Swedish partner Time to Performance’s work on … Continue reading

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Why do people follow Trump?

It is an almost binary divide, on the one hand the loyal, even fanatical followers on the other a mystified and increasingly concerned rest of society. Of course it is not just Trump, there have been many examples of popular … Continue reading

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What is your leadership style?

We are all aware from our own experiences of teachers, line managers, politicians and fiction that there are different kinds of “leader”.  Leaders have a big impact on our lives, therefore the quality of those leaders is extremely important. However, … Continue reading

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