Do we deal with difficult people? Are people themselves the problem? Maybe that is the wrong mindset.
Have you ever found yourself influencing people to change and found that there was more than a lack of motivation, there was a lack of belief in the proposed change? Next week I’m speaking at the BCS Business Change SIG in London to this title. I’ve discovered a real power in hope when it is […]
Someone once said that life was like learning to play the piano in a public concert. I think I know what they mean. We all feel vulnerable when we make mistakes. Nobody likes being seen making a mistake. So we try to do this secretly, don’t we? When it comes to the area of project […]
I really appreciate Daniel Pink’s work, particularly Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, an awesome book. He delivers a periodic, high-energy, short video to his subscribers called Pinkcast. This week’s Pinkcast made me smile (as it usually does). It featured another notable author and speaker, David Allen, most well-known for his book Getting Things Done. On […]
Most of us have come across the saying that every five-year-old is an artist, and by the age of ten very few of them are. It does ask questions about creativity and how we raise kids. I’m convinced that if we have a broad enough view of “creativity” nearly everyone can express creativity. When we […]
Something strange has been happening this month. In fact, not just this month, but it has begun to repeat a pattern over the last three or four Augusts. This pattern is so strange, it prompted me to investigate, and what I have found concerns me. As you may know, I chair pearcemayfield, a company that offers […]
A while ago, I met a senior executive client for the first time. In the course of our conversation. I mentioned that I liked to call out the gold in people. She asked me what I meant by that. So I showed her. I said, “I can already see that you are a strategic delegator […]
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Sometimes it seems as if the whole world around you has gone mad. And then you begin to doubt that yourself. “Am I still sane?” you ask yourself. Sometimes that is what a dysfunctional culture can do to you. It makes you doubt what you thought you knew for certain. I was talking with a […]
Since I first started blogging on TypePad in the early 2000’s I have moved twice: first to the pearcemayfield.com site, and then to a WordPress engine. Recently I stood down as an Executive of the company taking up an associate Chairman role, and handing over the reins to my valued colleague and friend, Richard Rose. […]