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The Financial Times Guide to Leadership by Ms. Marianne Abib Pech

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part 3

Leading and influencing – bringing others on the journey

‘As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.’

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft

The careerist: Making the workplace fun

by Rhymer Rigby

The idea that work should be fun is much talked about but rarely well implemented. Is it possible to have career-enhancing fun?

Isn’t work meant to be serious?

‘You should take your work seriously’ says Jessica Pryce-Jones of workplace consultancy iOpener – but not take yourself too seriously. ‘Fun is good for business. It tends to lead to unexpected things being juxtaposed and good connections being made – it can make you more innovative and creative.’

John Williams, author of Screw Work Let’s Play adds: ...

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