Working with Mavericks: Podcast

This is an ‘Alone with Judith’ episode and is the 41st show of The Maverick Paradox Podcast. In this episode Judith looks at Working with Mavericks. She ponders on the question, ‘Why do Mavericks play Devil’s Advocate so consistently, and whether Mavericks should only work with Socialised Mavericks. Listen Up! Judith’s LinkedIn profile is here, […]

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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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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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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored

‘Facts do not cease to exist because you ignore them’ – Aldous Huxley. Yes, it sounds obvious but in practice this truism is often overlooked. This is much to the annoyance and exasperation of Socialised Mavericks everywhere. These Mavericks strongly believe in objective truth (and will defend the concept to the death!). This is the reason […]

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Curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back

‘Curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back’. Most people have heard the old adage ‘curiosity killed the cat’, used often as a refrain to stop them from being curious of the things around them. It is one of the reasons that Conformists and some Maverick Behaviourists choose not to question what they see […]

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Telling the truth is a revolutionary act

In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act – George Orwell In probably no other time in history, this has become especially true. We live in a world in which we gleefully describe as ‘post truth’ or full of ‘alternative facts’; and roll our eyes and shrug our shoulders […]

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Maverick Leadership

Maverick Leadership “Successful leadership in an ever shifting landscape isn’t easy. Finding your place in the world has become increasingly difficult as the century gets older. The old staples aren’t stable anymore and we are no longer sure of the old certainties. Things must change and the time for a new type of leader is […]

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When being wilful is a good thing

When being wilful is a good thing … I had an interesting discussion the other day around the terminology that I use to describe mavericks. It centred on the word ‘wilful’. Wilful means different things to different people. For some it can mean defiance, for others mischievous. I was reminded of the importance of context and […]

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What is a Conformist?
The Conformist Profile

What is a Conformist? There are 4 types of people, Conformists, Maverick Behaviourists, Extreme Mavericks, Socialised Mavericks. My post, ‘What type of maverick are you?’ explains this briefly. However, for more detailed information, please see my book: The Maverick Paradox: The Secret Power Behind Successful Leaders. Following a number of requests, I have produced a […]

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What type of maverick are you?
What type of person are you?

What type of maverick are you? There are 4 types of people in the world, they are the Conformists, the Maverick Behaviourists, the Extreme Mavericks, and the Socialised Mavericks. What type of maverick are you? Each type has its own personality, preferences, and behavioural traits. Out of the 4 types of people, only 1 of […]

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