Is it like the Lord of the Flies out there? Do we all live in a ‘dog eat dog’​ world? Check what’s fiction and what’s reality…

I was struck by an article by Rutger Brennan last week that I kept seeing commented on and recirculated.  In it, Brennan challenges our assumptions about human nature through the lens of how we believe children would behave stranded on a desert island.  He contrasts the well-known fictional story of Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding …

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The results fallacy: Why focusing on outcomes is counterproductive – Management Today

‘It’s all about results!’ ‘Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing!’ ‘Don’t be a loser!’  These phrases resound throughout our lives from the playground to the boardroom. The logic is alluringly simple, reinforced by parents, teachers and then managers, that life essentially revolves around the results we achieve.  But this laser-like focus on results needs …

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How To Be More Productive – SLOAN! Magazine

Dr. Cath Bishop is Senior Performance Consultant at Will It Make The Boat Go Faster, a performance and leadership consultancy specialising in high performing senior teams. Here she discusses productivity and what it really takes to be more productive. Dr Cath Bishop is Senior Performance Consultant at Will It Make The Boat Go Faster What’s the …

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The impact of high staff turnover on company culture – HRDConnect.com

Drawing on her unique combination of experience, Cath Bishop delves into the resilience and leadership required to manage staff turnover. High turnover is an obstacle that many businesses face, to understand the true cost of this, and how businesses can adjust their culture to reduce their turnover, HRD Connect heard from Cath Bishop, Senior Performance …

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Politics and the performance mindset: Why Britain needs a Crazy Goal – TrainingJournal.com

High performance athletes spend a lot of time overcoming impossible situations and finding ways to achieve what has never been achieved before. Without getting drawn into the politics, there’s a lot that today’s Government might learn from athletes. In amidst the egos, the points of principle and the vying claims for what is most democratic, …

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Productivity: Is it about working hours or is it about performance? -trainingjournal.com

In high performance sport, the goal is performance, not counting gruelling hours spent at the gym. The same approach could be translated into the workplace, where again the goal should be performance, not hours or days worked. This approach fits the increasing number of examples of companies raising productivity by moving to four-day weeks or working …

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