leadership development

peak cynicism

Peak Cynicism – are we there yet?

By Simon Bird / June 30, 2023 /

Peak Cynicism – are we there yet? Cynicism isn’t new – but it does feel quite pervasive in the organisations in which I’m working with…

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What do you really want from people? 5 top tips which will help you provide clarity for people

By Simon Bird / March 22, 2023 /

In today’s fast-paced work environment, providing clarity is more important than ever. In fact, it can be the difference between success and failure for both…

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It’s CHAOS – what’s the point in talking about leadership?

By Simon Bird / March 11, 2023 /

I’ve been grappling with a question. Broadly, what is the point in talking with busy people about leadership when it seems like their world is going…

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Hell is Other People….4 strategies to try when it’s getting tough

By Simon Bird / August 23, 2022 /

“Hell is other people”  Firstly – I don’t really think this! And secondly – this is a very misquoted line from the philosopher Jean Paul…

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Is There a Shadow Side to Humble Leadership?

By Simon Bird / August 15, 2022 /

Humble leadership – it used to be very on trend.  I first came across it when it seemed like everyone was reading ‘Good to Great’…

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Why am I ugly crying at the TV? Neuroscience and Empathy: Why We Can Share Feelings with Others

By Simon Bird / August 15, 2022 /

Have you ever felt like you could feel the emotions someone else was experiencing, even though you weren’t going through what they were?   People who…

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your brain is wired for threat

Your brain is wired for threat – can you do anything about it?

By Simon Bird / April 7, 2022 /

This is the message I remember from listening to Dr David Rock, founder of the Neuroleadership Institute which is dedicated to understanding how what is…

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Virtual development – this much I have learnt in 2020…

By Simon Bird / December 14, 2020 /

It is March 2020. I am having breakfast in a Glasgow hotel with a colleague. We are three days into a four-day stint of delivering…

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barney the cockapoo

Barney, Mad Men and Behaviour Change

By Simon Bird / February 8, 2020 /

(Orignially Published on LinkedIn – February 4, 2020) How can I connect Barney, my 4-month-old cockapoo puppy – to Aesop’s Fables, Mad Men and approaches…

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