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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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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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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You can’t handle the truth

You can’t handle the truth! This is often an internal cry of the Socialised Maverick which often leads to disengagement or annoyance with the people that they are interacting with. Mavericks get very irritated and distrustful when they come across people or organisations who are not truthful. This concept of there being ‘no such thing […]

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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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Pushing past your comfort zone

Pushing past your comfort zone is surprisingly difficult for some. Everyone’s comfort zone is different. For some they have a large comfort zone and for others it is quite small. The comfort zone is ‘designed’ to minimise risk, anxiety and stress in an individual. It works by ensuring that the individual has familiar behavioural patterns, […]

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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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