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Leaving Well

June 13th, 2017|1 Comment

Leaving Well: Fourth Question Leaders Leave Well
Leaving well. If you read my last post, Major Change, you would know the major change referred to in the title of

the post did not involve the leading of change […]

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Major Change

May 22nd, 2017|8 Comments

Major Change: Navigating Tumultuous Times
I have been traversing a period of major change, personally and professionally, which is why it has been quite some time since I last posted to The Fourth Question. Significant change in my […]

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Personal Responsibility is the Best Type of Accountability

February 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Personal Responsibility
Personal responsibility is the greatest form of accountability in any team or organisation. Organisations whose leaders deliberately cultivate an organisational culture of personal

Arguably the most important accountability measure to build into any organisation is […]

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Shared Accountability Gives Immutable Principles Agency

January 27th, 2016|1 Comment

Immutable Principles Work Best When Partnered With Shared Accountability
Immutable principles without shared accountability might be nothing more than aspirational statements.

Shared accountability creates structure and gives direction to organisational momentum. Fourth Question leaders are committed to […]

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What Happens When Immutable Principles Conflict

January 11th, 2016|2 Comments

Immutable principles conflict: what happens?
Sometimes immutable principles conflict with each other and this creates conflict and tension. It’s a bit like the eternal question of the chicken and the egg. Everyone has an opinion.

As team […]

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Immutable Principles: round pegs in round holes

December 15th, 2015|2 Comments

Round Pegs in Round Holes – an Immutable Principle
Examples always help us gain another level of understanding. One of the immutable principles of the organisation I am currently leading is: round pegs in round holes. […]

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