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Don’t judge a penguin by its waddle

I was recently introduced to a wonderful You Tube video (in German) called ‘Das Penguin Prinzip’ (The Penguin Principle). It provides a charming but very poignant reminder that we really shouldn’t judge the character or worth of someone at first…

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Talk to the hand – or chat with a smile?

Task versus people focus – what does your company need? “Mei you!”* (No!) The voice, surprisingly shrill for someone who appears to be asleep, carries across the cavernous room. A blue-clad arm with white elbow protectors waves me away. The…

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How to make your job offer irresistible

How you offer the job to your new recruit is vitally important. But why? Surely, finding the right person for the job is key, I hear you say. And it is, but think about it this way: while you might…

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Confessions of a Remote Worker

You’re trapped and rooted to your kitchen chair with a new worry line adorning your brow, courtesy of your new line manager. But where did the day go so horribly wrong? It’s Monday morning. The dog has hidden your mobile…

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Running late – straight into early redundancy

The world of Covid, the new normal, with its Zoom meetings, social distancing, and travel avoidance must be a godsend for people who are always late. Instead of having to struggle with cars, bicycles or public transport, all they have…

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Of squinting cats and great leadership

It’s that tired old question: Can a chubby moggy with a befuddling squint and an inflated ego actually become a great leader? Working from home during lockdown has provided the perfect opportunity to really observe the behaviours of my three…

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Risk: your public speech is my 2000 metre drop

We all perceive risk differently. When you hear the words ‘bungee jumping’, what’s your immediate reaction? Do your fingertips and the soles of your feet start tingling with fear, or do you shout “hold my beer” and rush to the…

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