Leadership – are we seeing any?


In just six weeks’ time, we go the polls for a rather unexpected general election. Some are saying it’s all about leadership – as in who will lead the country best through the turbulence ahead (i.e. Brexit) – and certainly the focus on the leaders of the various political parties is intense. As to the leadership qualities of those heading up the two main parties – that’s Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, in case you’re living in a cave without internet access – opinion is unsurprisingly divided although it’s fair to say that neither are receiving compliments from anyone except their own
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Can your managers manage … conflict?


Conflict is inevitable. If you don’t believe that, take a look at the news headlines, or cast your mind back to your last family reunion. Alongside our undeniable capacity for greatness, as a species we can also be petty, vindictive, small-minded, and most of all, unforgiving of those who disagree with us. If that all sounds rather bleak then take comfort in the fact that conflict can also be the engine that drives a truly creative and thriving business. What is conflict? A definition always helps. How about this one? Conflict is… …a
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