Tag Archives: responsibility

A history lesson

This from veteran and iconic broadcaster Edward Murrow, former director of the United States Information Agency: “To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable, we must be credible; to be credible, we must be truthful.”   Surely this … Continue reading

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Book review: What To Do When It’s Your Turn (and it’s always your turn), by Seth Godin

At the outset it’s worth stating that for those of you who are already fans of Seth Godin, this new book will be familiar territory. Its form and structure are new, much more akin (as he himself has said) to … Continue reading

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Freedom of media and freedom of speech

There is a subtle and important difference here. The mainstream media, print in particular, have enjoyed the mantle of the guardians of freedom of speech for hundreds of years, for most of that time in the absence of any other … Continue reading

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The new leveller

The social web brings into focus three factors: responsibility, freedom of speech, and a thick skin. Because there’s nowhere to hide any more, we all have to take responsibility for what we say, in ways that we never had to … Continue reading

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Forever is your problem to fix

If everything seems to take forever to complete, this is your problem. You’re not actually delivering. You’re falling into the trap of mistaking effort with results. If something’s taking forever, you probably didn’t take responsibility for getting the commitment from … Continue reading

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Get over change and channel its pain to good effect

Change is hard, difficult, painful, inevitable. So why do we not accept all this and move ahead? Why are we surprised by it? Resenting change and being afraid of it is expected, so again, why the surprise? And, as responsible … Continue reading

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