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The executive’s guide to better listening

Strong listening skills can make a critical difference in the performance of senior executives, but few are able to cultivate them. Here’s how.

(I like this article from Mckinsey and I wanted to share it with you • written by Bernard T. Ferrari)

A senior executive of a large consumer goods company had spotted a bold partnership opportunity in an important developing market and wanted to pull the trigger quickly to stay ahead of competitors. In meetings on the topic with the leadership team, the CEO noted that this trusted colleague was animated, adamant, and very persuasive about the move’s game-changing potential for the company.… Continue Reading

How to spot the average manager

A woman in a hot air balloon realised she was lost. She reduced altitude and spotted a man below. She descended a bit more and shouted; “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago but I don’t know where I am”.

The man below replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You’re between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude”.

“You must be an Engineer?” said the balloonist.… Continue Reading

What does it take to beat the global financial crisis?

What does it take to beat the global financial crisis? Most individuals are happy blaming banks or lack of credit available… as a consultant I believe great staff and executives who can lead drive though any crisis.
The answer is simple… the reason we are where we are; is that most employers and executives have allowed, over time, mediocrity to set in their organisation along with complacency, and inefficiency which impacts on all staffs morale. Well if you all drink the same poison drink… you get sick too.… Continue Reading

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