How to manage Maverick employees

‘How to manage maverick employees?’ is a cry that our clients ask often. Whilst the Maverick is a complex creature, managing them isn’t a complex matter! It does require fortitude, honesty, determination and courage! This may be the reason why so many people struggle – Mavericks will not follow someone who is unable to be […]

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Training Millennials

Training Millennials isn’t as hard as people think, although it will be different from what has happened before. An example is that because they are digital natives, they can quickly understand new technology. They are also able to come up with solutions to company problems by utilising technology not often seen within the corporate workspace. […]

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Maverick leadership styles

I’m always being asked about Maverick Leadership styles by clients and individuals who are fascinated by the way that Mavericks lead. Laymen assume that there is one Maverick Leadership style, often quoting Steve Jobs or Richard Branson. However, by doing this there are missing the nuances of Mavericks, and the fact that both these Mavericks […]

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Millennials at work

The idea of Millennials at work have been fascinating people for a long time. Millennials are those born roughly between the years of 1981 – 1996. The corporate world acknowledges that the digital revolution would make them different from the generations before them. They haven’t however, fully realised that the old way of working is […]

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Eradicate your inner critic

‘Do you need to eradicate your inner critic?’ ‘Are you suffering from excessive negative self talk?’ These questions totally perplex Socialised Mavericks, who would consider them non sequiturs! The reason why these questions just don’t make sense to Socialised Mavericks is because they do not experience negative talk, on a regular basis. When they are […]

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Are Millennials the new Mavericks?

Are Millennials the new Mavericks? I remember being interviewed a few times in the early ‘noughties’ about Generation Y. I stated then that Gen Y were starting to behave like Mavericks, without the influence to demand what Mavericks have. Jump forward a decade and Gen Y has become known as Millennials; with the realisation that […]

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Why the Maverick Paradox Podcast?

Why the Maverick Paradox Podcast?  This is a question that I get asked from time to time. I think a better question is ‘why do you continue with the Maverick Paradox Podcast?’ However, before I answer that question it’s probably worth looking at why, just over a year ago, I decided to produce a podcast. […]

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Greatness is within you

I can say that greatness is within you, I can say this with a high level of certainty. Even though I don’t know you, I can even stand confidently in front of you and proclaim this truth. Greatness is within you. Are you wondering how I know? Well, greatness is within you because you can […]

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Why train someone if they are just going to leave?

“Why train someone if they are just going to leave?”, is a common question held between Finance Directors and HR Directors, almost everywhere. Whilst it’s an almost paradoxical question, I think it’s fair to say that the answer differs in the 21st Century compared to the late 20th. These days I would argue that this […]

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CEOs and Successful Senior Managers have external Mentors

CEOs and Successful Senior Managers have external Mentors. In my opinion, CEOs and senior managers are extremely brave people. After years of establishing expertise in one or two key functional areas or industries; they take up a role in which they are expected to be able to understand, and master all the different aspects of the […]

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