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It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you place the blame

January 28, 2012


Text by Alastair Dryburgh* The blame game is a commonplace but there are three big reasons why blaming anyone- yourself or someone else – is thoroughly pernicious in organisations. Two of them, the fact that blame creates risk aversion and wastes time, are quite well known.They are responsible for the fact that so many of […]

Having a “team-problem”? this might help.

November 28, 2011


If you are having problems managing a team and getting your point across it might be due to one or more of the 5 possible ‘dysfunctions’ described by the consultant and speaker Patrick Lencioni*. These  are: Absence of trust – an absence of trusts leads to an unwillingness to be vulnerable within the group, which […]

Don’t let an agent undermine your job interview.

April 28, 2011


If you are job hunting I recommend that you apply the PRINCE2 principle of “learn from past experiences”, in this instance mine, in order to improve your chances of success. Unfortunately, I learnt the hard way!

 I had been thinking about a change of career for a while, not because I was unhappy where I […]

Are you sure you choose what you buy?

February 15, 2011


I came across a very interesting article* this week that exemplified how reality is often irrelevant when it comes to choosing a product. It shows an experiment in which a blind person, with 2 red nail polishes, asked volunteers to choose which “shade” they liked best. The polish had no labels at the time and the […]