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The tyranny of positive thinking: why it has to end

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Of course, it is an exaggeration to talk about a tyranny of positive thinking. But there is a danger, especially in the workplace of over-emphasising the positive, to the exclusion of dissenting or negative voices. Here is why. What tyranny of positive thinking? As a coach concerned with helping people advance their personal and professional … Read more

4 ways for managing complexity in increasingly uncertain times

Even before the covid pandemic, the pace and scale of the change taking place all around us was increasingly disruptive for economies, businesses, leaders and individuals alike. We can now add socially divisive policy, war and increased political and economic uncertainty to the familiar litany of 21st century challenges for organisations: technological advancements, demographic change, … Read more