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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Productivity – Inputs vs outputs

Posted on: February 6, 2010

Long ago a senior management consultant for whom I had great respect admonished me for working long hours and stressed the importance of focusing on the outputs rather than the inputs. At the time I was rather indignant – he was advocating that we should not be hung up about what time people start or […]

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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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