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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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It’s the relationships, stupid…

By Simon Bird / October 28, 2021 /

It was in Bill Clinton’s presidential race in 1992, when the phrase, ‘it’s the economy, stupid’ – was coined. It was one of three core messages…

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Are you being productive – or kidding yourself?

By Simon Bird / September 22, 2021 /

A few months ago I wrote about hybrid working, and how organisations had better be getting ready. Time has moved on, and I wanted to share…

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Unintended Consequences of your Stiff Upper Lip

By Simon Bird / August 29, 2021 /

The Unintended Consequences of your Stiff Upper Lip For any of us who support people, listen to them, encourage them and help them develop, it…

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Purpose seems to be the hardest word

By Simon Bird / November 28, 2020 /

Everyone’s talking about purpose. I talk about purpose a lot – usually with teams and individuals. But not so much about my purpose. But the…

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