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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Get to the barricades – we need to start challenging & bringing down those assumptions!

“Assumptions are made and most are wrong” – Albert Einstein I find myself spending more and more time thinking about assumptions and the role they play in how we think, how we behave and what we think of each other. In my work on leadership, teams and culture, I find myself spending more and more time …

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