Management

How to be the catalyst for project success

In a rare example of realism in project management, the NASA administration was critical of the estimated $10 billion suggested by the engineers for the Apollo programme (1961–72) to successfully land a man on the moon. The estimate was predicated on the assumption that everything would go according to plan. Recognising optimism bias (discussed in […]

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Leading the way through this crisis

Having listened in on several conference calls over the last couple of weeks with leaders wrestling with the challenge of keeping their business alive and their employees engaged I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned of the pragmatic, practical things that really seem to be making a difference to employees. Communicate, communicate, communicate I cannot emphasise

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Developing resilience

Becoming more resilient is about achieving higher levels of performance through managing the pressure of work better. Managing resilience is a positive, constructive aspect of performance. Resilience is the way you choose to respond to something that could be potentially traumatic and ensuring it is not. Resilience arises from self awareness, the right mindset and

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The Greatest Untapped Workforce on the Planet

First published BDaily on 26 February 2018 I believe there is a rolling population of somewhere around 2 to 2.5 million people who remain an untapped treasure trove of talent, ability and value. Who are they? New parents. Each year there are roughly 600,000 children born in the UK. For the first couple of years

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