Bringing together two rival groups to create a successful commercial team
The Dixon’s group has seen a 7.4% rise in share price after better-than-expected annual results. In a tough market, including securing a multi-million pound new credit facility, the electrical retailer has reported good progress in the UK and Ireland and northern Europe and says it is “well-positioned for the year ahead.” Source: Financial Times
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Part 1: Steve Jobs
More Catch up in my hotel room in Mumbai – can’t sleep.
They all got to the top!! A basic problem is that we humans need very different behaviours, characteristics and conscience to have the talent to get to the top compared with being a great leader once at the top. And no theory has come close to working out how we get the right people to the top!
I don’t know Steve, Martin (England Rugby Team Manager) or John (England Football Captain) personally or their organisations intimately so my views are my intuition from which I will try to eliminate bias and prejudice.
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Successfully managing a difficult member of your team is a challenge. Assuming they generally behave reasonably, it could be stress overload rather than their character.
Neuroscience is beginning to understand how our brains evolved from basic survival mechanisms through to complex “Emotional Intelligence.” Internationally known psychologist, Daniel Goleman, explains the scientific background to a common workplace concern.
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How do you build teams that achieve?
What improves performance and what kills it?
Tom Wujec is a Fellow in a company whose world leading technology serves the design, engineering and entertainment industries. The task he sets is simple, quick and encourages deep learning regarding collaboration, innovation and creativity.
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