Cogs

In the corporate world there seems to be a big hard-on to aspire towards top level leadership.

Answering e-mails on your holiday or at your son’s football game doesn’t really sell it to me.

As a by-product of this thinking many organisations almost shove this level of career development down it’s workers throats.

But what if someone doesn’t want to?

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Managing someone with more experience: The Baby Manager

My mum always said you knew you were getting older when you started to see policemen that were younger than you; so I don’t know what Tracey thought when I walked in and said:

“Hi, I’m James, your new manager.”

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The Sacrifice of Alexander Hamilton

Recently I have been reading one of those free kindle books called “The History of the United States” by a gentleman called Cecil Chesterton.

It was published near the beginning of the 20th Century, so it is written in an old fashion way and occasionally you pick up on some views that where popular at the time (His views on the 15th Amendment particularly made me laugh as he would probably be called a misogynist nowadays). Continue reading

Everyone could potentially be a leader

I was reading a book on leadership, when someone remarked “Aspiring to be a manager are we…”

There still seems to be a wide confusion between being a leader and being in charge.

So to put it clearer – you may call yourself a manager or the boss – but that doesn’t mean you are a leader. Continue reading