Listening, versatility and a kinder leadership

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With Christmas and Epiphany (aka The Festival of the Kings) just behind us and millions of people continuing to celebrate the birth of a religious leader more than two thousand years ago, my thoughts turn to what for me are the essential characteristics of a great leader in the 21st Century. Many people in the … Read moreListening, versatility and a kinder leadership

Fake it to make it (aka ‘Accentuate the Positive’)

“You’ve got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, don’t mess with Mister Inbetween.” Music by Harold Arlen. Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Published in 1944. Whenever I hear this song (Rumer released a very good cover version in late 2012) it makes me smile and lifts my mood. This could … Read moreFake it to make it (aka ‘Accentuate the Positive’)