The Impact Of Hidden Organisational Metaphors

If your organisation was a person, what kind of person would it be? Lean and Agile? Or something different? Our metaphors have profound implications – but they’re often invisible. That’s because metaphor is the native language of the unconscious mind, the atom of thought. Our minds are so awash with metaphors that we hardly notice …

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Why Are Hybrid Meetings So Horrible?

Hybrid meetings are horrible. Of course, I should really say “often horrible”. I wish I could do that with honesty. But the reality is that hybrid meetings – by which I mean the kind of meetings where the main group is in the same room, with one or two people remote – are almost universally …

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Why Should A Manager Learn Clean Language?

Learning Clean Language will make you a better manager, in few different ways. It will develop your skills, especially involving interpersonal communication and collaborative influence It will increase your self-awareness, especially about the ways you interact with other people It’s likely to lead you to an increasingly sophisticated way of experiencing the world: to increase …

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How Should A Facilitator, Trainer Or Consultant Dress? “Smartly” or “Authentically”?

If you’re a consultant, how do you want your potential clients to see you? Does that change if you’re more of a facilitator than a consultant? And do either of these change if you mostly work remotely? To what extent is it Clean to match a potential client’s metaphor for “business consultant”: to what extent …

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3 Top Tips: Increasing Engagement In Online Meetings

Increasing Engagement In Online Meetings: 3 Top Tips from Judy Rees I had five minutes. What were the 3 most effective things that leaders could do, to get people more engaged in online meetings? Disengagement is a real poison for online meetings. People don’t expect much from online meetings, so they don’t invest much energy …

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