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James Donnelly

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It is up to business leaders to save the world. Governments are reluctant to act over regulating carbon emissions and supporting clean energy initiatives. Why are businesses slow to act? What is needed if leadership is no longer enough? I attended BizClimate 2010 last week, part of a ...
A psychological study at Minnesota University in 1977 shows that we can sub-consciously detect how people view us and our behavior is influenced accordingly. This has implications for managers.
Commentary on the management capability of ex-champion sports stars.
Have you been tasked with choosing a management or leadership development programme for your people? Are you uncertain about what to look for? What are the pros and cons of sending your people to a hotel for a five day residential or a back to business school?
As economic conditions improve, it will be those managers and organizations that can see opportunities which will flourish. And what we see is a function of how we think. We normally imagine that things work the other way round: that we see, and on the basis of the evidence in front of...
Commentary on the recent suicide statistic relating to France Telecom
How principles define our strength. The Lockerbie bomber has been 'set free for oil' scream recent headlines. It seems that the British Government uses the Groucho Marx School of thinking… “Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others.”
When choosing a leadership development programme, one may encounter courses which promise “facilitation by experts.” The experts will have a background in a particular industry, and will draw on this background as they develop managers from the same industry on their programme. In ...
Sustainability is an increasingly common term in today's world. It is most widely used to communicate goals around ‘saving the planet', renewable energy and feeding the Earth's population. The concept of sustainability refers to the ability to maintain balance of a certain process or s...
Gavin Bulloch Brigadier Gavin Bulloch (British Army, Ret.) served as an infantry officer for 36 years and was involved in counterinsurgency operations in several theaters during his service. He is a graduate of the Army Staff College and the National Defence College. Brigadier Bullo...
How is it that normally secure, confident, outgoing people can feel so nervous about giving a presentation? A recent survey of the top 10 things people most dreaded showed Public Speaking as top of the list closely followed by Death! Presumably if you were asked to give a eulogy at a f...