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A Handle on the future
Monday, September 03, 2007
Category: Leadership
Long-term planning may have lost credibility in the boardroom, but there's a better alternative than nihilism: an open-minded optimism. Baldrick has a 'cunning plan'. But is it, his master Blackadder asks, cunning enough to have been thought up by the 'Professor of Cunning at Oxford University'? Sadly it is not, but heroes and heroines - from Robin Hood to James Bond - who are imprisoned or trapped usually do come up with 'a plan', demonstrating that they are not only brave but clever too.

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That amiable arrogance
Friday, June 01, 2007
Category: Leadership
If faith in macho, charismatic bosses has waned, no-one will follow a self-scrutinising wimp. Leaders must believe they are best for the job.

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A place for our emotions
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Category: Leadership
Successful bosses must feel as well as think, for strategy stands a much better chance of success when managers' hearts are invested in the job. Feelings are not only a fact of life, but a factor in business; managers need to accommodate them

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And now, the end is near
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Category: Leadership
An orderly succession is hard to pull off. For Plcs, the short-term pain of a proper selection process must be endured

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When lying is acceptable
Friday, May 05, 2006
Category: Leadership
Honesty and openness are of course commendable in business, but leaders have to tread a fine line: to tell the whole truth can sometimes be unhelpful

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