What the surface of the moon can teach us about leadership – Andrew Pollard

In the mid-1960s, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was designing an unmanned moon rover that would carry out survey work ahead of the first moon landing. The project was led by scientist Phyllis Buwalda, who had been homeschooled on a ranch in Colorado and had a tough, practical intellect. Her team came to her with a problem.

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How to manage remotely in the Covid world of work – Neil Bradbrook

Covid-19 has created mass uncertainty and panic. People are worried about their jobs, their health and their loved ones. Difficult times are when leaders should shine. But how do you lead remotely? The pandemic has created a whole new set of problems for employees and managers, as well as leaders.

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Embracing turmoil could be your winning strategy in 2021 – Andrew Pollard

2021 is a highly uncertain year. We know more about Covid-19 and how both the NHS and Government will respond, but not much about new variants and the future of the economy. The impact of the Brexit deal needs to shake out, and the climate emergency is not going away. We could have a recession to look forward to, or a roaring Twenties boom. And more talk of Indyref2 will cause uncertainty for some businesses.

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Create new links – Neil Bradbrook

A team meeting on Teams or Zoom invariably turns to a “tell session” rather than an opportunity for intermingling. We also know that magic often occurs in those “chance encounters” where people who don’t directly work together meet and new ideas are formed.

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