Tag: Communication

What Are We Arguing About?

The Novak Djokovic situation almost caused an argument between me and a good friend this morning. Until – thankfully – we realised we were talking about two different things. Whether Novak should play in the Australian Open is a complex, nuanced discussion, with many connected areas: 1 :: Personal responsibilityShould Novak be allowed to make his own decisions about his health?[Does that mean we all have to agree with his decisions?] 2 :: Business responsibilityAs

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Beach Soccer Stories

The Beginnning I think he was a bit drunk when he called. We’d worked together on a few things by then, so I was used to his enormous ideas. But what he said next threw me. “I’ve just been watching beach soccer on the telly.”“Right. And…?”“I think we should run an event.”“…” Four months later, we did. In just a few weeks, we became the UK’s leading beach soccer experts. [It’s probably more accurate to

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Dogs and Mirrors

My Portuguese Water Dog, Scout, turned seven today. [If you’re wondering why the breed seems familiar, it’s what the Obamas have – I got mine first, though]. I’m not one of those dog owners who treats their pet like a surrogate child, but there’s no doubt that she’s a big part of my life. Aside from the two walks a day, she is a factor in virtually every other decision I make. She’s taught me

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Silence is Dangerous

Studies across the world have repeatedly shown that in around 85% of businesses, people are aware that there are problems but are afraid to raise them. In her book and TED talks, Margaret Heffernan calls this ‘Willful Blindness’ – the point where we have chosen to ignore something because that seems like the easier path. Why don’t we speak up? What is it that we are afraid of? Most often, we are worried about the

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