Journal

My journal is a place to express my thoughts about what I do. The entries you see here are prompted by client scenarios or the ideas that inform my work. I hope they may be useful to those who are trying to find out about me or who want stimulus for their own thinking.

Lucy Ball Director of Lucy Ball Consulting
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Safe Empowerment

Something is going on at the top of organisations that leads to frustration. Many leadership teams behind closed doors talk about how they would like…

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70 20 10

70 20 10 in the field of leadership development is much talked about but not yet widely applied. I see many leadership development professionals getting…

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What should I do?

In a parable written by Leo Tolstoy in 1885 called the Three Questions, a King decides that he will never fail if he knows the…

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The power of three

Three has been my favourite number since I was a girl; I liked the curves. Three is the number of items I can remember before…

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I don’t know

At the station this morning, a dapper looking gentleman was wearing a pin badge on his coat. It said on it simply I don’t know. He…

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Where is leadership?

Much leadership development attention has and still is focused on leadership competencies and leadership qualities. I believe this unhelpfully perpetuates the notion that leadership exists…

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