Two Leadership Fundamentals Video Refereeing can teach Leaders about Remote Decision Making

The English Premier League, a Football (Soccer) competition in England and Wales, has been trialling a version of Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) that has been met with widespread criticism. It, unlike most of the other implementations, defers key decision making to a remote referee.

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The Incompetence — Confidence Cycle; how to embrace every challenge

I had been employed by the same employer for over 20 years. Within that time I fulfilled 10 different roles with various job descriptions; everything from a paid student to Chief Engineer, an aircraft technician to a fear of public speaking coach.

There has been one constant. I have always been on the cycle of incompetence and confidence.

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The Three Essential Things to do When Leading Through Crisis

There will always be times of crisis for leaders. And there will be leaders that survive the crisis and come out stronger for it, and there will be those that do not. That fail.

In these times, the ones that survive, thrive even, are those that can do these three essential things; confront, assert, and connect.

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Have you heard of Nothing Time? Coronavirus may let you experience it again.

There is something special about the moments that occur in nothing time. Not nothing as in no value, nothing as in nothing planned. Nothing happening. Nothing time.

Our strongest bonds are made when we are doing nothing. We are our most creative when we are allowed to be idle. Our brains require nothing time.

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The best Leaders create room for People to suck

I have rescuer tendencies. When I see people struggling I want to help them. I rationalise that if they succeed faster, then we succeed faster, then we can get more done. This is short term thinking, people need room to suck, to struggle, to work it out for themselves. That is how they grow.

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