Leadership lessons with Iain Chalmers

In this episode Judith Germain speaks to Iain Chalmer (again). This time they talk about Iain’s vital leadership lessons and how to deal with mistakes that could lead to fatalities. They discuss the importance of managing upwards and taking a collaborative approach to working with suppliers. Is this the best way to improve client relationships? […]

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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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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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Developing managers’ senior management skills

Developing managers’ senior management skills are more important than ever before. Organisations desperately need a more agile workforce. Where the requirement of this workforce, to constantly change and adapt is embraced and resistance is low. This requires managers that are able to lead and possess the skills that senior management are expected to have. Unfortunately […]

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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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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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Episode 29

In this episode of The Maverick Paradox Podcast, Judith talks with Simon Broome about truth in the workplace and whether senior management is too scared to be truthful at work. Simon is a business transformation leader and coach. His LinkedIn profile is here. You can find out where to listen to Episode 29 on one […]

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