Monthly Archives: November 2011

Why people and organisations fail

You may disagree with these sweeping  views, but have a read of this story doing the rounds this week and decide for yourself. “Professor Fails whole class – find out why An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had … Continue reading

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Conflict – curse or blessing?

Listening to managers at an interpersonal skills workshop this week reminded me how crucial conflict negotiation is to business success. It is inevitable that people see things differently. Different views challenge entrenched thinking and may reveal blind spots and invalid … Continue reading

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Billiard balls and business

Most of us remember school physics and the cause-effect lessons in a game of billiards.  What interests me now is cause-effect in business. What is it that makes certain (target) outcomes certain? Is that not what we all want to … Continue reading

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