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Apr 8
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Business Leadership Lessons from Space.

Simon Hartley, Founder of Be World Class

What can business leaders learn about teamwork and leadership from astronauts? In recent years, I’ve spent a great deal of time working with and studying the best teams in the world at work. Some teams operate in extreme conditions and face incredible demands. Faced with these challenges, some teams have no choice but to become world class.

Apr 7
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Challenge Your Doubts

Simon Hartley, Founder of Be World Class.

 

“Only those who risk going too far can possible know how far one can go”

T.S. Eliot

                            

Have you ever taken on a challenge and wondered whether you’d bitten off more than you could chew? Have you reached a point where you’re not sure if you can go on, and then realise that you’re only a fraction of the way through? Have you thought that you were mad to embark on it in the first place?

Apr 3
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Could I Do That? - A Whistle-Stop Tour

Simon Hartley, founder of Be World Class.

 

Mar 31
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A Tale Of Two Sisters

To celebrate my little girl's birthday, and the launch of "Could I Do That?", I wanted to share a short story. This little passage comes from "Could I Do That?" and shows me why some people achieve almost anything they set out to do, and some don't. I hope it's of value. 

 

A Tale Of Two Sisters.

 

Mar 5
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Leadership in the 21st Century

Simon Hartley, Founder of Be World Class.

 

Jan 24
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Herding Cats

By Simon Hartley, Founder of Be World Class.

 

Jan 3
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Staying Ahead

Simon Hartley, Founder of Be World Class

 

Getting to number one is undoubtedly a challenge. Arguably, though, staying at number one is an even greater challenge. How do organisations consistently stay ahead of their competitors? It is an interesting question, and one that a number of my clients are currently tackling.

Dec 5
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Wasting Time verses Doing Nothing

By Simon Hartley, Be World Class.

 

Taken at face value, these two terms might look the same. For busy people, the idea of doing nothing appears to be akin to wasting time. However, there is a very distinct and profound difference between them.

Oct 31
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A View on Talent in the 21st Century.

By Simon Hartley, Founder of Be World Class.

 

I recently had the pleasure of speaking, as part of a panel, at an event called “Talent in the 21st Century” in London. My fellow panellists included Olympic champions Greg Searle and Ben Hunt-Davis, GB Olympian Steve Backley, Mike Forde who was the Director of Football Operations at Chelsea FC, plus authors Rasmus Ankersen and Simon Sear.

My fellow panellists and I were posed five questions. Here are those questions and my own personal answers to them…

 

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