Category Archives: psychology

How to Keep The Staff You Train

. What if you train them, and they leave? Well – what if you don’t train them, and they stay?  Then you’ll have deliberately set up your organisation to have a workforce that’s not operating at its full potential – … Continue reading

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Solvitur Ambulando: “it is solved by walking”

Like many others, I like the thinking time that walking gives me.  If I have meetings in different locations in town I always try to schedule things so I can walk from one meeting to the next – it gives … Continue reading

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A Pessimist, An Optimist, and An Opportunist Walk Into A Bar…

Management styles in a nutshell If you want to see entrepreneurial behaviour summed up in a sentence, check this out.  It popped up on LinkedIn (thanks to Grace Perry):   This says so much about personality traits and how we … Continue reading

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Vexation and Entrepreneurship

A few days ago I came across an intriguing theory about how Silicon Valley first developed. I was watching part 3 of Jim Al-Khalili’s BBC science programme “Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity” and it got on to how … Continue reading

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The Metaphorical Search Engine

The way that famous search engines work is annoying me more and more. The work I do with many clients is about business model innovation – seeing your organisation in a new light, finding new ways of working that let … Continue reading

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