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Posts from ‘May, 2013’

A cold night in hell . . .

Dr Robert Schambaugh, of the University of Oklahoma School of Chemical Engineering, was known for setting questions such as, “why do airplanes fly?” in his final exams. His one and only final exam question in May 1997 for his Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer II class was: “Is hell exothermic or endothermic? Support your answer […]

Case study | The cost of avoiding conflict

Background: Fifteen years ago, Estelle founded a business in the creative industries. At the time she was clear that she wanted to exit the business in ten years and to structure it in a way that would give her the time she needed to bring up her young family. So she gave a long-standing employee […]

The anatomy of your bad decisions

By Nic Paton Nic writes for “Most leaders make bad decisions. Even great leaders can make bad decisions.” So wrote Tuck School of Business professor, Sydney Finkelstein, in the introduction to “Think Again – Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions and How to Keep it From Happening to You”, the seminal 2009 book on […]

Colouring in for CEOs

By Giles Miskin Giles Miskin is a leadership development expert focussing on behaviours.  He is a regular speaker at Academy Groups and his energetic, intelligent and engaging style stimulates conversation and change.  He is Managing Director of The Colour Works (, a progressive learning and development company specialising in transforming leadership and team-working performance, inspiring […]

The best decision you will ever make

By Andrew B Morris Being in the right frame of mind is critical in any decision-making process. There’s no point jumping into a decision if you cannot do so from an unbiased and detached perspective. So before you make any big decisions in either your personal or professional life, it’s a good idea to consider […]

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