The Aggregation of Marginal Decays: Team GB Cycling’s Trust Crisis

Back in 2012, my co-author in ‘Challenging Coaching’ Ian Day, wrote a popular blog titled ‘Aggregation of Marginal Gains, Aggregation of Marginal Decays’. In the blog, he spoke of the positive impact of the tiny, multiple performance enhancements that had been popularised by Sir David Brailsford in the aftermath of the 2012 Olympics.

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May, Trump & The Edelman Trust Barometer: The Language of Trust (Part 2)

It has been a fascinating couple of weeks in the language of trust. In my previous post on this topic, I highlighted examples from a variety of politicians as to the language they use and the impact this has on whether we trust them or not. That blog preceded the events of the last two weeks which have included two keynote speeches from Theresa May,

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The Daily Politics Show: The Language of Trust (Part 1)

Recently, I had the surreal experience of appearing on the BBC2 ‘Daily Politics’ show with political analyst, Jo Coburn, grilling me on the topic of trust. This surprising five minutes of fame was triggered by a recent Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) survey on the language of trust in politics which revealed the following conclusions:-

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Richard Pennycook, Co-op Group CEO, on the Trust Crisis – ‘ Show you care’

Recently, I was delighted to have the opportunity to interview Richard Pennycook, CEO of the The Co-operative Group, regards his thoughts on the trust crisis in business and how his organisation is stepping up to this challenge. Here are Richard’s fascinating observations:-

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Theresa May on the Trust Crisis – ‘A Change has Got to Come’

We live in interesting times. Every day executive leadership is in the dock. Scrutinised. Criticised. Vilified. Take the last month as an example: Deutsche Bank shares have fallen over 50% this year and the bank’s CEO recently wrote to all employees desperately trying to shore up confidence in the beleaguered bank.

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