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“Stuart Pickles drives performance at Fosters.”

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Coaching for performance

Opinion: How to lead the creation of a performance culture is one of the FD’s biggest challenges. But it is not for the faint hearted

Qu’est-ce que c’est – What Leadership Language do you Speak?

Blog: Do you say the same things in the same way to everyone you speak to?  Think about adapting.

Aim Higher: Politics or Networking – now you see it, now you don’t

Blog: Don’t get too het up about ‘politics’. Accept that people have agendas, and think instead about building relationships,.

Democracy or dictatorship? Empowerment is a two-way street

Blog: How do executives, without a ‘mandate’ from staff, get them onside?

Drop the mask: perform rather than role play

Blog: Be yourself, and invest the time in treating your staff as human beings.

Power games – playing life and death in the sandpit

Blog: You might want to keep control of ‘life or death’ business decisions, but letting go is vital for leaders .

Blog: How can the older generation assert their widsom, and appreciate the skills of the younger set?

Blog:  a CFO who is passionate about coaching has the potential to make a dramatic impact on the bottom line profit and cash performance of the business.

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Dan Pink:  motivation is not about “extrinsic” carrot and stick:   it’s about “intrinsic” purpose, autonomy, mastery:

Simon Sinek:  people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it:

People respond to simple, refreshing clarity …and fun.   Look at this ad, which propelled “dollarshave.com” to overnight success: