Leadership: Lessons from Star Trek and Neuroscience

Posted on: June 20, 2012

Two recent but very different articles on leadership attracted my attention. Star Trek Forbes published “Five leadership lessons from James T Kirk” in May http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2012/03/05/five-leadership-lessons-from-james-t-kirk/. It’s a neat way to get across some key messages – with evidence from the Enterprise’s caption: Never stop learning Be a “walking stack of books” the more knowledge you […]

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A-E of cultivating a culture of relationship management

Posted on: July 6, 2010

On 1st July I went along to the lovely riverside offices of Norton Rose in More London to help lead a discussion on the topic of cultivating a culture of relationship management for a group of senior marketers and HR practitioners from legal, property and accountancy firms at the Managing Partners Forum. I co-presented with […]

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Crazy busy – Overstretched, overbooked and about to snap (Book review) – Dealing with stress

Posted on: October 30, 2009

Dealing with stress? I first read this excellent book offering strategies for handling a fast paced life and dealing with stress by Dr Edward Hallowell, a psychiatrist, in December 2007. But many of the ideas (e.g. screen sucking, gigaguilt) have remained so vibrant to me as I have witnessed, amongst my clients and colleagues, a […]

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Fortress equity or successful succession?

Posted on: November 24, 2008

Succession is one of those persistent and serious problems in the professions but, with the inevitable staff cuts that are taking place as a result of the economic turmoil, is one that has temporarily been forgotten. But it is sure to emerge again in an even bigger and uglier version in the not too distant […]

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